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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.

Innosilicon has just launched another BTC ASIC miner called T2Turbo+32T, a 32 THS miner that can run up to 36 THS according to the company with a power usage of 2200 Watts. What the company did with the new miner is to use the same 10nm ASIC chips like their previous 24 THS T2T-24T Bitcoin ASIC, but adding more chips running at lower operating frequency and delivering better efficiency per Watt. The efficiency in normal mode is 68 W/TH and the miner can apparently run in high-performance mode delivering up to 36 THS. Innosilicon currently has a special promotional price for the Innosiicon T2Turbo+32T of $1568 USD for online order with limited quantities available.

It seems that Innosilicon might be taking the lead in ASIC chip development for mining crypto currencies lately in terms of performance and efficiency even though it is not the largest company in this sector. Probably the fact that matters here is that the company has been designing and manufacturing chips even before venturing in the crypto mining market unlike most of the dedicated crypto ASIC manufacturers. What they still do seem to need to address however is their customer communications and service as this is what most customers that have some issues with their products issues are complaining from with Innosilicon


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