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WhatsMiner M10 is a Chinese Bitcoin ASIC miner that is apparently starting to ship just now that promises performance comparable to other top SHA256 ASICs available on the market at the moment. At 33 THS with 2145 Watts of power usage it is surprisingly efficient for 16nm chips available at a price of $2000-1800 USD including a power supply. What is more interesting though is that MicroBT, the manufacturer of the WhatsMiner, has just announced their next product called WhatsMiner M10S that will supposedly be able to deliver up to 55 THS with about 3500W of power usage at 65W/THASH or 44 THS with about 2600W at 60W/THASH power usage.

Whatsminer M10 Specifications:
– Chips: 315 * 16nm ASIC
– Hashrate: 33TH/s (+/- 5%) (depends on cooling)
– Power Consumption: 65 W/THS, 2145 W per miner (+/- 10% )
– Power Supply Unit: WhatsPower P5, 2500w, 93% efficiency 220V
– Operating Temperature: -5C ~ 40C
– Dimension: 34cm x 20cm x 17cm
– Weight: 8.55 kg

The only problem with ASIC miners going forward with higher performance is the increased power usage and that is causing trouble for people that are running smaller mining farms, let alone small home miners that do not have the infrastructure available that is capable of handling this high power usage per device. Anyway, with the current market situation it is arguable what is wiser to do – invest in Bitcoin mining equipment or buy directly BTC and hold, that is if you are investing fiat, not crypto.

The Canaan Creative has posted official specifications of their new AvalonMiner A921 Bitcoin ASIC miner and the device should apparently soon be available for order, though no prices have been announced for the moment. We were kind of expecting the new 7nn-based Avalon A9 ASICs to be able to deliver 30 THS with about 1700W of power usage as per earlier information available, but apparently this will not be true for the first model A921, though it can happen in a later revision of the A9 series. Instead the AvalonMiner A921 will be a 20 THS SHA256 ASIC miner with 1700 Watts of power usage apparently…

Canaan AvalonMiner A921 Specifications:
– Hash Rate: 20 TH/s, -5% ~ +10%
– Power Consumption: 1700 W, +0% ~ +20%
– Power Efficiency: 0.085 J/GigaHash Wall-Plug
– ASIC Chips: 104x A3206 7nm
– Operating Temperature: -5 ~ 30 degrees Celsius
– Dimensions: 378 x 170 x 155 mm
– Net Weight: 5.5 KG

The A921 specifications might come as a bit of a disappointment for a new 7nm chips, but we are more than likely going to be seeing an improvement in next models from the A9 series and hopefully they will soon be able to soon reach 30 THS at the same power usage that the A921 has. Of course pricing of the devices is also a very important factor, especially in the current market conditions you really need to offer not only good specs, but also an attractive price. Compared to these specs, the just announced 14nm BitFury Clarke ASIC chips do look more interesting, though these are not very likely to be soon available in consumer level Bitcoin miners.

While we are still waiting for the upcoming Avalon A9 Bitcoin ASIC miners that will be based on 7nm technology, Canaan Creative has apparently started selling AvalonMiner 851… the successor of 841. The new AvalonMiner 851 is based on the same 16 nm A3210HP ASIC chips that the 841 uses, though apparently there have been some optimizations in order for the new model to reach 15 THS up from 13.6 THS for the 841 version. So with Canaan AvalonMiner 851 you get 15 THS hashrate for Bitcoin mining with 1450W of power usage, allowing for a slightly better hashrate density, but not much of an efficiency improvement in terms of power usage. It is interesting to note that at the official Canaan website the AvalonMiner 841 is listed at $425 USD while the 851 is at $450 USD or just 25 dollars more, though wit distributors the price difference would be higher.

Canaan AvalonMiner 851 Specifications:
Hashrate: 15 TH/s, -5% ~ +10% : Min 14.5
Power Consumption: 1450W, +0% ~ +20% @ 14.5 TH/s, 25°C, 93% PSU Efficiency, 12V AC, Wall-Plug
Power Efficiency: 0.11 J / GigaHash Wall-Plug
Rated Input Voltage: 12 ~ 12.6V
Chips: 104 x A3210M 16nm ASIC
Frequency: Smart Speed
PSU output pins: 8 X 6PIN
Network Connection: AUC3 + AUC3 I2C to AvalonMiner Controller
Controller: AvalonMiner Controller
AUC3: Up to 5 devices / AUC3, Daisy-Chain Connection
Operating Temperature: -5℃ ~ 35℃
Air-intake Temperature: -5℃ ~ 35℃
Cooling: 1x 12038 FAN, 6000RPM
Noise: 0 ~ 65db
Dimensions: 370mm x 150mm x 136mm
Gross Dimensions: 430 mm x 215mm x 205mm
Net weight: 4.7kg
Gross weight: 5.2kg

Fore mroe details about the Canaan AvalonMiner 851 Bitcoin ASIC miner…


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