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It seems that everyone is releasing Cryptonight ASIC miners out of the blue, there is information and websites in China starting to offer PinIdea RR-200 Cryptonight ASIC miners that are promising 27 KH/s Cryptonight and 55 KH/s Cryptonight-light mining performance at 350 Watts of power usage with a price similar to that of the Baikal Giant-N. So the RR-200 promises a bit faster hashrate and comes at pretty much the same price and shipping immediately directly trying to compete with the Baikal offer. Unfortunately at this point it is hard to confirm this new miner for sure as the official PinIdea website seems to be down and there is no info on their official Facebook page about a new Cryptonight ASIC being released, so treat this information with caution!

Meanwhile another ASIC manufacturer, Halong Mining, has tweeted that they are also planning on releasing a Cryptonight ASIC, though they have been busy lately with miners for other algorithms. The Bitmain Antminer X3 was also recently announced, though it will be a while before their much more powerful devices start shipping. At the same time crypto coins using the Cryptonight algorithm are talking about forks and switching to a new ASIC proof version of the algorithm that can make all of these ASIC miners obsolete with Minero (XMR) leading the way. That is probably why more ASIC manufacturers are trying to push hardware to users that might have been mining for them for a while and are now trying to sell it as fast as possible before it becomes useless. So a word of warning – be extra careful and plan well with Cryptonight ASIC miners!

PinIdea has updated their product range with a new 17GHS X11 ASIC miner named DR-100 in order to be able to cope up with the increased competition from Bitmain and Innosilicon with their recently announced new X11 miners offering significant X11 hashrate boost. PinIdea seems to be planning to start shipping their new X11 ASIC miner in September with first-come first-served principle. Currently the miner is already out of stock due to the big demand apparently (or limited number of units), even with the price of a single unit close to almost 3 BTC.

PinIdea DR-100 X11 ASIC specifications:
– HashRate: 17000 MHS (+-5%)
– Power: 820W (wall power +-5%)
– Dimensions: 28cm x 18cm(h) x 15cm(w)
– Weight: 5KG
– Interface: Lan (100m/1000m)
– Fan: 2x 14038 Double ball fan (55DB)
– Operating Temperature: 0C~40C
– Mining Software: Custom CGminer

For more information about the PinIdea 17GHS X11 ASIC Miner DR-100…


PinIdea is the second company to release X11 ASIC miners and apart from their large DR-1 miners that apparently had some issues with shipping they are ready to start shipping smaller X11 USB ASIC miners in a few days. PinIdea X11 USB ASIC Miner DU-1 is supposed to offer about 9 MHS X11 mining hashrate with about 7 Watts of power usage (1.4A at 5V), so you will need to use these with powered USB hubs capable of 2A per port to have some extra headroom. The price of the X11 USB miner DU-1 is set at 9 DASH or about $65 USD with the current exchange rate of DASH/USD (the price should include shipping cost) with shipping scheduled to start on May 24th.

The small X11 USB ASIC miners should help provide the decentralization that X11 crypto coins need after the first large ASIC miners hit the market with a lot of hashpower in the hands of a few users. Not to mention that many people will probably get these miners just for fun and not considering ROI time and such as even though they are not that much powerful, they are still something fun to play with if crypto mining is your hobby.

We have actually pre-ordered the large PinIdea DR-1 X11 ASIC miner a while ago as we wanted to review it as we did with the iBeLink X11 ASIC miner, but due to the issues the company had with shipping and miners arriving damaged we got a refund until they resolved the issue. Meanwhile PinIdea has already announced a new X11 ASIC miner called DR-2 that will be a redesigned and improved DR-1 offering 600 MHS of hashrate at 335W of power usage in a smaller and more silent enclosure. The catch is that the new miner will be available in August and that is quite some time from now and we are probably going to wait for this one to get it for a detailed review.

To get some more details about the upcoming X11 ASIC miners from PinIdea…