Posts Tagged ‘X11 ASIC

Those of you that have been into the world of crypto for longer than two years probably remember the Israeli Bitcoin mining hardware manufacturer Spondoolies-Tech that has shut down its operation back in early 2016, well, the company seems to be back with the same team and a new ASIC miner. This time however Spondoolies Tech is not going for the Bitcoin ASIC market, instead they have announced a very powerful and pretty expensive X11 ASIC miner. Spondoolies Tech SPx36 is a new deice that supposedly can deliver 540 GHS X11 mining hashrate with 4.4 kW of power usage, giving you an efficiency rate of 8.1 J/GHs, but at a hefty price of $15500 USD and with deliveries scheduled for October 2018.

Spondoolies Tech SPx36 Specifications:
– Hash rate: 540 GH/s (+/- 10% at 25 °C)
– Power usage: 4400 W
– Efficiency: 8.1 J/Gh/s
– Operating temperature: 5-35 °C
– Dimensions with PSU handles: 595 x 434 x 88 mm
– Gross Weight: 19.5 kg
– Warranty period: 180 days

Even though the news about Spondoolies Tech getting back in business and their new product being interesting specs wise, the serious price tag with the current market conditions are not going to make the device very attractive for most miners. With the current market situation the miner would be capable of mining about 10 DASH coins or roughly 10% of the price of the device per month, so not terribly bad, but still may not be worth the risk for many people. It is up to you however to decide if an investment in Spondoolies Tech SPx36 is worth or not in your own specific case.

For more details about the new Spondoolies Tech SPx36 X11 ASIC miner…

Innosilicon has announced an upgrade to their 30 GHS A5 DashMaster X11 ASIC miner from last year in the form of a new 65 GHS X11 ASIC named Innosilicon A5+ DashMaster. The new device seems a lot like just two of the older devices joined together and the specifications also suggest something like that as well. Anyway, Innosilicon A5+ DashMaster promises 65 GHS X11 hashrate at 1500 Watts of power usage in a single device that will cost you $4200 USD or the respective value in LTC or BTC (the price does not include a power supply). The X11 ASIC market is pretty crowded already and the profitability for mining DASH especially is not very high anyway, but you could look for altcoins that might give you better results.

Innosilicon A5+ DashMaster Specifications:
– Hash Rate: 65GH/s(+/-8%)
– Power Consumption: 1500W +/-8% (at the wall, with 93% efficiency PSU, 25°C temperature )
– Chip Type: A5+ DashMaster ASIC
– Dimensions: Double tube, 265mm(L) x 250mm(W) x 155mm(H)
– Net Weight: 6.02KG(without PSU)
– Operating Temperature: 0°C—85°C (device junction temperature)
– Network Connection: Ethernet

For more details about the new Innosilicon A5+ DashMaster X11 ASIC miner…

It is not a secret that the default firmware and even settings for many of the ASIC miners that come out from the manufacturers are hardly with the best/optimal settings and often they are also limited in what you can tweak yourself. So some more advanced users take the matter in their hands in order to further optimize for performance and or stability and reliability and even add extra features that help owners of the devices to get better profit or higher profit for example. One such case is the Antminer D3 Blissz Modified Firmware for the X11 ASICs being produces by Bitmain that you might want to give a try if you have even at least one of these ASIC miners.

The custom firmware promises up to 20% lower power usage and some extra features such as ASIC voltage settings per chain as well as the ability to overclock or underclock per chain as well as more control on fan operational speeds. There are some usability improvements in the interface to make it easier and clear to use as well as some slight performance improvements as well to make it more stable and reliable in terms of operation including cgminer binary optimizations.

Do note that this is an experimental custom firmware and using it might void your warranty. Also note that it comes with built-in 1.5% developer fee built-in, so do have that in mind, although the improvements if working as promised are well worth the dev fee. The good thing is that even if you don’t like something or it does not work as expected flashing back the original firmware is as easy as installing the custom one, so you can quickly give it a go and if you don’t like the results to get back to the original.

For more details and to download and try the Antminer D3 Blissz modified firmware…


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