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Baikal Miner started with an interesting X11-based ASIC not too long ago and now the company has just announced two new miners that support multiple algorithms. The new ASIC-based Baikal Mini Miner and Baikal Quadruple Miner offer support for X11, X13, X14, X15, Quark and Qubit algorithms with surprisingly good specifications. The Mini Miner is capable of providing users with 150 MHS hashrate in all of the 6 supported algorithms while the Quadruple Miner (essentially for of the smaller units) are capable of 4 times the hashing power or 600 MHS. Do note that the prices cited below are for the miners only, power supplies are not included and the shipping cost is not added.

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Baikal Mini Miner Hash Rate and Power Usage:
– X11: 150 MH/s @ 40W
– X13: 150 MH/s @ 46W
– X14: 150 MH/s @ 47W
– X15: 150 MH/s @ 48W
– Quark: 150 MH/s @ 25W
– Qubit: 150 MH/s @ 28W

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Baikal Quadruple Miner Hash Rate and Power Usage:
– X11: 600 MH/s @ 160W
– X13: 600 MH/s @ 184W
– X14: 600 MH/s @ 188W
– X15: 600 MH/s @ 192W
– Quark: 600 MH/s @ 100W
– Qubit: 600 MH/s @ 112W

Pricing of the Baikal miners:
– Mini Unit Price: $500 USD or 56 DASH
– Quadruple Mini Unit Price: $2000 USD or 224 DASH

Do note that this information has been provided by Baikal Miner and we have not tested any of the products of the company to confirm if they can deliver on the promises made for multi algorithm support and/or for the hashrate and power usage claimed. The numbers however do seem quite interesting and if the information turns out to be true they are going to change the mining landscape for a few more crypto currencies using the other five algorithms supported besides X11.

We were not able to test the first generation of X11-based ASIC miners from Baikal due to them being hard to find in Europe or available at speculative prices as compared to what the manufacturer in China apparently sells them for. Unfortunately the purchase procedure directly from Baikal was not well made, so we gave up trying to get a X11 ASIC miner for testing from them.

For more information about the new miners from Baikal visit their official website…

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It seems that there are already more than enough X11 ASIC miners available in order to essentially kill the profitability and make the purchase of a new X11 ASIC unprofitable on the long run. So what remains is the purchase of a small and affordable X11 ASIC miner for hobby miners that are not there just for the profit like most other miners are. Here is a quick check for the different X11 ASIC miners to see what daily profit you can expect via the What to Mine service. It seems that among the more established X11-based coins (they are not many and that is one of the problems for X11 ASICs) currently the most profitable one is Adzcoin (ADZ) followed by the leasing of your X11 hashrate at Nicehash and mining for DASH is a few steps below.

PinIdea DR-1 500 MHS X11 ASIC Miner:
– Adzcoin (ADZ) – $11.52 USD equivalent per Day
– Nicehash X11 – $7.05 USD equivalent per Day
– DASH – $6.39 USD equivalent per Day

iBeLink DM384M 384 MHS X11 ASIC Miner:
– Adzcoin (ADZ) – $8.84 USD equivalent per Day
– Nicehash X11 – $5.42 USD equivalent per Day
– DASH – $4.95 USD equivalent per Day

Baikalminer 150 MHS X11 ASIC Miner:
– Adzcoin (ADZ) – $3.42 USD equivalent per Day
– Nicehash X11 – $2.09 USD equivalent per Day
– DASH – $1.87 USD equivalent per Day

PinIdea DU-1 9 MHS X11 ASIC Miner:
– Adzcoin (ADZ) – $0.21 USD equivalent per Day
– Nicehash X11 – $0.13 USD equivalent per Day
– DASH – $0.11 USD equivalent per Day

The numbers above are based on the current exchange rate and do not include power costs for running the miner, so they are for the revenue you get from the miner, not the actual profit that remains when you deduct the power costs. As you can clearly see the X11 ASIC miners are already pretty expensive compared to what they are able to deliver in terms of daily earnings. If the situation remains like that you might be looking at something getting close to a year to get back your investment before starting to actually earn something on top, and things will most likely get even worse before (if) they start to get better. So if you already have an X11 ASIC miner you might want to either sell it or look for new coin launches that may temporary increase your mining profits. People that are not yet aware of the presence of X11 ASIC miners on the market that are rapidly increasing the hashrate should forget about mining X11 with their GPUs.

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It seems that there is another product appearing on the market in the form of a X11 ASIC miner from a third company, though this one is apparently targeted at the Chinese mining community – the X11 ASIC Baikal Mini Miner. The miner apparently is capable of providing about 150 MHS X11 hashrate with a power usage of about 40 Watts thanks to the use of 40nm production process for the ASIC chips. There is no clear information about exact price, but it should be around 1-2 BTC or the equivalent in USD, though some shops have listed the device at a higher price than that. It is good to see more alternatives, but the big question is if the X11-based crypto coins are capable of handling the massive new hashrate that is provided by the ASIC miners that are getting produced at a fast pace with the competition heating up.

X11 ASIC Baikal Mini Miner Specifications:
– Hash Rate: 150 MHS (±10%)
– Power: 40 W (±5%) @ 0.27 J/MH (at the wall, with 25 C ambient temperature)
– Power supply: DC 12V 5A Power Adapter with 2.5 DC Plug (Not included)
– Interface: Ethernet
– Operating Temperature: 0 ~ 40 C
– Dimension: 140mm (L) x 100mm (W) x 95mm (H)
– Weight: 475 grams

It seems that the miner uses a board like Raspberry Pi for providing a web-based interface for control and monitoring of the mining process and there is no need to plug it in to a computer, all you need is power and a network cable plugged to the device. With the right price and availability outside of the Chinese markets this device can be an interesting option for home miners due to the relatively simple open design and the lower noise level, so you might want to keep an eye out for the Baikal X11 ASIC Mini Miner. For the moment we have not been able to find a way to order one of these devices to do a proper review, but we are going to keep trying.

Check this thread on the official Dash forum for some more details about the new miner…


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