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Innosilicon has just announced their A9 ZMaster ASIC miner for the Equihash algorithm used by Zcash (ZEC) and other coins that is apparently capable of 50000 Sol/s with just 620W of power usage. This significantly outperforms the already announced Bitmain Antminer Z9 mini that should be offering 10 Ksol/s with 300W of power usage, but what makes us frown here is the price that Innosilicon wants to charge you for this device. The Innosilicon A9 ZMaster should cost $9999 USD with a PSU included even though the miner is apparently already available in limited quantity of 300 units with shipping scheduled to start on June 10th.

The A9 ZMaster is pretty expensive at least for batch 1, but apparently Innosilicon wants to beat Bitmain in releasing first a more powerful product, even in limited quantities and charging a pretty expensive price for the device. The second batch shipments are planned to start on August 15th, but by then the price should be significantly lower, especially considering that even Bitmain has already announced lower prices for its upcoming batches of the Z9 mini devices. Meanwhile we are probably soon going to see more ASIc manufacturers coming out with Equihash-based devices and this should further drive down prices, especially if there isn’t that much of a demand for the hardware with the current market conditions. The only problem with ASIc manufacturers trying to fuck up each other is that in the end the one often getting fucked up is usually the miner that buys one or the other of the devices…

Innosilicon Terminator 2 (T2) Miner is a new SHA256 ASIC miner for mining Bitcoin (BTC) and other crypto currencies using the same algorithm that uses 10nm production process for the computing chips inside the device. It is not the first ASIC miner to use 10nm process, but it seems that is the next step for achieving higher performance without the need for a lot more power. The Innosilicon Terminator 2 ASIC miner should be capable of delivering 17.2 THS at about 1570W of power usage according to the official specifications of the device.

There is no information about pricing and the official website of the company has not yet started accepting orders for the newly announced device. Halong Mining have recently also announced their DragonMint T2 ASIC miner (still not on sale) that delivers 17 THS at similar power usage and is also based on 10nm (this is also the company that was apparently first with 10nm ASIC miner). We are yet to see a new generation of Bitcoin miners using 10nm production process from other larger ASIC manufacturers such as Bitmain and Canaan, but we can surely expect them to join the fun soon too…

Innosilicon just came up with two new ASIC miners, one is for Decred (DCR) and the other one is for SiaCoin (SC) joining in with other ASIC manufacturers that have already announced miners for these coins. The Innosilicon D9 DecredMaster ASIC miner is apparently capable of delivering 2.1 TH/s hashrate for mining Decred (DCR) with 900 Watts of power usage. The new Decred ASIC miner is priced at $6800 USD (54.487 LTC or 0.942194 BTC) without a power supply or shipping cost included and should start shipping from 27th April, 2018.

Innosilicon D9 DecredMaster Specifications:
– Hashrate: 2.1 TH/s (+/-8%)
– Power Consumption: 900W (+/-8%, normal mode, at the wall, with 93% efficiency PSU, 25°C temperature )
– Chip Type: D9 DecredMaster ASIC
– Dimensions: Single Tube, 310 mm(L)*130mm(W)*155mm(H)
– Net Weight: 3.6KG
– Operating Temperature: 0°C—85°C (device junction temperature)
– Network Connection: Ethernet

The Innosilicon S11 SiaMaster ASCI miner is apparently designed for Siacoin (SC) mining and should be capable of delivering 3.83 TH/s with a power usage of 1380 Watts. The price of the new Siacoin (SC) ASIC miner is currently set at $3500 USD (28.045 LTC or 0.484953 BTC) without a power supply or shipping cost included and should start shipping from 27th April, 2018 as well.

Innosilicon S11 SiaMaster Specifications:
– Hashrate: 3.83 TH/s (+/-8%)
– Power Consumption: 1380W (+/-8%, normal mode, at the wall, with 93% efficiency PSU, 25°C temperature )
– Chip Type: S11 SiaMaster ASIC
– Dimensions: Single Tube, 290 mm(L)*130mm(W)*155mm(H)
– Net Weight: 3.7KG
– Operating Temperature: 0°C—85°C (device junction temperature)
– Network Connection: Ethernet

For more information about the Innosilicon D9 DecredMaster ASIC miner…
For more information about the Innosilicon S11 SiaMaster ASIC miner…


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