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It seems that the ASIC miner market is waking up for the new generation of devices even with a market situation where profitability is still not that good as more ASIC manufacturers are announcing their new products. MicroBT, a Chinese manufacturer that is not very popular like Bitmain outside of Asia apparently, has is soon releasing their new generation M20 SHA256 ASIC miners for Bitcoin and other crypto currensies with the same algorithm and it resellers are already taking pre-orders for July delivery. Even though the official MicroBT website still has no info (to be officially unveiled on April 15th?), some of the partners such as Pangolin Miner and WhatsMiner Net have already listed for pre-order the new M20 ASIC in what seems to be 3 different configurations…

The MicroBT WhatsMiner M20 is a 12nm ASIC Bitcoin SHA256 miner with integrated power supply ad available in a M20V1 version with 48 THS hashrate with 2200W power usage (46W/Th) and 2500W integrated PSU available for $1450 USD, an M20V2 version with 58 THS hashrate with 3364W power usage (58W/TH) priced at about $1500 USD and M20S model with 72 THS with 3312W of power usage (46W/Th) available for $2160 USD. The provided integrated power supplies are apparently only 220V, so this could be a problem for use in some countries where different voltage for the power is being used such as USA!

Looking at the specifications it seems that the M20V2 version is most likely an overclocked variant of the V1 as it delivers higher hashrate, about 10 THS more, but at higher power consumption and worse efficiency. Thus the price difference between the two devices is not that big as most likely only the PSU is changed with a more powerful model in order to be able to handle the extra power usage. The top model M20S with 72THS has the same power efficiency as the standard M20V1, so apparently it has more chips running at the same operating frequencies and voltage as on the smallest model, however any additional significant overclock of this model may not be possible as the power supply shipped with the device may be already close to its maximum specs.

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

For more information about the new Innosilicon Terminator3-43T Bitcoin ASIC Miner…

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.


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