Posts Tagged ‘X11 ASIC

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Today we’ve received our Baikal Miner ASIC supporting X11, X13, X14, X15, Quark and Qubit algorithms and we can share some photos with you. Our first impressions from the device as well as results from testing and using it will be shared in the next couple of days when we get to play around with it and see how good it will work and if it manages to deliver what is being promised by the manufacturer.

The miner is pretty compact in size and is a little less than 0.5 kilograms in terms of weight. It is well packaged, the build quality is good, though a bit strange in terms of design, and since there is not much weight there should be no trouble with the package, unless of course it gets seriously damaged during transportation. Our package has arrived in good condition and there seems to be no damage to the box that the miner was delivered into.

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It is important to know that you will only get the miner itself, there is no manual, power supply or any cables along with it, so the rest you need to provide yourself. There is no need for software as you plug directly the device into your network and control it via web interface. But the power supply is important, you need an adapter capable of outputting 12V at 5A with a 2.5mm barrel size (2.1mm won’t work). You can either use a dedicated power 12V supply or go for an adapter from molex to this type of barrel connector and use a regular computer PSU. You can find an online manual and additional support here. That is it for now, stay tuned for more details very soon.

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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.

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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

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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.

For more information about the new miners from Baikal visit their official website…

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It seems that there are already more than enough X11 ASIC miners available in order to essentially kill the profitability and make the purchase of a new X11 ASIC unprofitable on the long run. So what remains is the purchase of a small and affordable X11 ASIC miner for hobby miners that are not there just for the profit like most other miners are. Here is a quick check for the different X11 ASIC miners to see what daily profit you can expect via the What to Mine service. It seems that among the more established X11-based coins (they are not many and that is one of the problems for X11 ASICs) currently the most profitable one is Adzcoin (ADZ) followed by the leasing of your X11 hashrate at Nicehash and mining for DASH is a few steps below.

PinIdea DR-1 500 MHS X11 ASIC Miner:
– Adzcoin (ADZ) – $11.52 USD equivalent per Day
– Nicehash X11 – $7.05 USD equivalent per Day
– DASH – $6.39 USD equivalent per Day

iBeLink DM384M 384 MHS X11 ASIC Miner:
– Adzcoin (ADZ) – $8.84 USD equivalent per Day
– Nicehash X11 – $5.42 USD equivalent per Day
– DASH – $4.95 USD equivalent per Day

Baikalminer 150 MHS X11 ASIC Miner:
– Adzcoin (ADZ) – $3.42 USD equivalent per Day
– Nicehash X11 – $2.09 USD equivalent per Day
– DASH – $1.87 USD equivalent per Day

PinIdea DU-1 9 MHS X11 ASIC Miner:
– Adzcoin (ADZ) – $0.21 USD equivalent per Day
– Nicehash X11 – $0.13 USD equivalent per Day
– DASH – $0.11 USD equivalent per Day

The numbers above are based on the current exchange rate and do not include power costs for running the miner, so they are for the revenue you get from the miner, not the actual profit that remains when you deduct the power costs. As you can clearly see the X11 ASIC miners are already pretty expensive compared to what they are able to deliver in terms of daily earnings. If the situation remains like that you might be looking at something getting close to a year to get back your investment before starting to actually earn something on top, and things will most likely get even worse before (if) they start to get better. So if you already have an X11 ASIC miner you might want to either sell it or look for new coin launches that may temporary increase your mining profits. People that are not yet aware of the presence of X11 ASIC miners on the market that are rapidly increasing the hashrate should forget about mining X11 with their GPUs.


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