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Baikal Miner started with an interesting X11-based ASIC not too long ago and now the company has just announced two new miners that support multiple algorithms. The new ASIC-based Baikal Mini Miner and Baikal Quadruple Miner offer support for X11, X13, X14, X15, Quark and Qubit algorithms with surprisingly good specifications. The Mini Miner is capable of providing users with 150 MHS hashrate in all of the 6 supported algorithms while the Quadruple Miner (essentially for of the smaller units) are capable of 4 times the hashing power or 600 MHS. Do note that the prices cited below are for the miners only, power supplies are not included and the shipping cost is not added.
Baikal Mini Miner Hash Rate and Power Usage:
– X11: 150 MH/s @ 40W
– X13: 150 MH/s @ 46W
– X14: 150 MH/s @ 47W
– X15: 150 MH/s @ 48W
– Quark: 150 MH/s @ 25W
– Qubit: 150 MH/s @ 28W
Baikal Quadruple Miner Hash Rate and Power Usage:
– X11: 600 MH/s @ 160W
– X13: 600 MH/s @ 184W
– X14: 600 MH/s @ 188W
– X15: 600 MH/s @ 192W
– Quark: 600 MH/s @ 100W
– Qubit: 600 MH/s @ 112W
Pricing of the Baikal miners:
– Mini Unit Price: $500 USD or 56 DASH
– Quadruple Mini Unit Price: $2000 USD or 224 DASH
Do note that this information has been provided by Baikal Miner and we have not tested any of the products of the company to confirm if they can deliver on the promises made for multi algorithm support and/or for the hashrate and power usage claimed. The numbers however do seem quite interesting and if the information turns out to be true they are going to change the mining landscape for a few more crypto currencies using the other five algorithms supported besides X11.
We were not able to test the first generation of X11-based ASIC miners from Baikal due to them being hard to find in Europe or available at speculative prices as compared to what the manufacturer in China apparently sells them for. Unfortunately the purchase procedure directly from Baikal was not well made, so we gave up trying to get a X11 ASIC miner for testing from them.