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The newly announced Innosilicon Terminator3 ASIC miner capable of delivering up to 43 THS SHA256 mining hashrate with just 2100 Watts of power usage (48.83 W/TH) is definitely interesting technologically wise, though in the current market situation pre-ordering mining hardware for next year delivery is significantly more riskier. The Innosilicon Terminator3-43T is up for pre-orders at a price of $2279 USD or about half of Bitcoin at the current low prices, so buying with BTC may not be a wise idea at the moment. Delivery the 1st batch is expected to start between January 25th and February 25th, 2nd batch is for March 5th to March 15th, 2019. One thing is for sure however, the competition for more powerful and more efficient ASIC miners is heating up even though the market is declining at the moment, apparently everyone is already gearing up for when things pick back up.

Innosilicon Terminator3-43T Specifications:
– Hashrate: 43 TH/s (+/-5%)
– Power Consumption: 2100 W (+/- 10%, normal mode, at the wall, with 93% efficiency PSU, 25°C temperature)
– Dimensions: Single Tube, 430mm(L)*141mm(W)*220mm(H)
– Net Weight: 10.02 kg
– Ambient Temperature: 0-40° C
– Network Connection: Ethernet
– Note: ASIC Boost Enabled with a proper license

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Bitmain has announced its next-generation 7nm miners – Antminer S15 and Antminer T15 and is already taking orders for the new devices with estimated shipping time for the second half of December. Both new Bitcoin ASIC miners have two different operating modes – a high-performance one for maximum hashrate and an energy saving mode that offers better energy efficiency with lower power usage and reduced hashrate. Antminer S15 is available for $1475 USD with a limit of 2 miner per user and Antminer T15 for $913 USD with a limit of 50 miners per user. The new miners do come with a built-in power supply included in the price, but be aware that apparently this PSU is only for 220V input power and also the output voltage is not the standard 12 used previously, so finding an alternative power supply may turn out to be a bit of a challenge.

The Antminer S15 high-performance mode can achieve a hash rate of 28 TH/s with a power efficiency as low as 57 J/TH (1596W); its energy-saving mode can improve power efficiency to 50 J/TH while maintaining a hash rate of 17 TH/s (850W). The Antminer T15 high-performance mode sees a hash rate of 23 TH/s and a power efficiency as low as 67 J/TH (1541W). Its energy-saving mode can improve power efficiency to 60 J/TH while maintaining a hash rate of 20 TH/s (1200W). The new Anminer ASIC miners come with a new high conversion power supply APW8 that has a non-standard 16-18V high-voltage output, so they can effectively reduce the power loss during the power conversion process, helping mining farms save on electricity costs, or so Bitmain claims as a reason to include the new power supply module as a part of the miner. The only problem is that the new power supplies are not designed to operate on 110V power grids and that can present a challenge for some regions that do operate on these.

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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.


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