Posts Tagged ‘Avalon A9

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.

The Canaan Creative has released some information about their upcoming next generation Avalon A9 Bitcoin ASIC miners based on 7nm technology that will supposedly provide 30 THS hashrate with 1720 Watts of power usage. This will make the Avalon A9 much more interesting that the recently announced GMO B3 as well as the Innosilicon Terminator 2 Turbo that will not be able to provide such level of efficiency. Of course we are yet to see what will Bitmain be offering as they are still not responding to the competition with a more up to date product in the 20-30 THS range, but for now the new Avalon seems to be the most interesting efficiency wise. The price of the Avalon A9 is also going to play an important role and we are yet to see when it will be available and for how much…

Another interesting information coming from the company is their upcoming line of TV sets – LB4318 with built-in ASIC mining chips. The TV set is with a 43-inch 4K panel and features 26x A3210 16nm mining chips providing 2.8 THS hashrate with 100 Watts per THS power usage. It is definitely an interesting product with different purpose that comes with built-in mining capabilities and will show if there is going to be interest in such a range of devices in general. There has been talk about connected consumer-oriented devices with built-in crypto mining capabilities for quite some time, but we are yet to see them on the market.