Over the last year, cryptocurrencies have lost a lot of value yet bitcoin miners continue to process transactions and earn block rewards. A bunch of new mining rigs were announced in 2018 that packed some serious hashrate. As the new year begins, some of the top devices that process between 28-76 trillion hashes per second (TH/s) can be now be purchased from ASIC manufacturers and third party vendors.
The Top SHA-256 Mining Rigs of 2019
Then, towards the end of the year, a slew of other mining manufacturers, some of which have been reputable companies for years, announced new machines as well. Now that some of the next generation devices are available to the general public, through either the manufacturer or a trusted vendor, these machines will likely boost the network hashrate significantly. What follows is a preview of the top four mining machines that process large amounts of raw terahash and can be purchased today.
Ebang Ebit E11++
The E11++ miner is $2,024 and the next batch of E11 series units will be delivered by March 2019. The machines boast a DW1228 10nm chip with an ideal hashrate of around 44 TH/s. Moreover, both the E11+ and the E11++ machines’ electrical consumption pull about 1980-2035W from the wall. So far the miner has consistently been the top machine in the world as far as earning daily profits since it was announced, but that may not be the case in March. The company’s two lower tier machines that process 30-37 TH/s are currently sold out.
Asicminer 8 Nano
The 8 Nano is cheaper than the Ebang device, at $1,790 per unit, but is way bigger than the average machine manufactured today. The 8 Nano weighs about 60 pounds and measures approximately 500 x 500 x 235mm in size. The machine’s fans also radiate a neon red glow and the device features a noiseless water cooling system. Customers can purchase machines today and the website states there are only 48 machines left at present. Because the miner was released last October, units have shipped to some customers and there are various 8 Nano reviews on Youtube and other forums.
Innosilicon Terminator 3 (T3)
The T3 is more expensive than the 8 Nano and the E11++ as it is currently selling for $2,279 per unit. The first batch of T3s are limited, the company’s website explains, and the limited second batch won’t be delivered until March. Delivery times are “first pay, first served” Innosilicon emphasizes and all products are also “Asic Boost enabled with a proper license.”
Bitmain Antminer S15
Currently, according to data stemming from Asicminervalue.com, with current BTC and BCH prices, the S15 is profiting by $0.15 per day. Bitmain is also selling a lower tier S15 that produces 1 terahash less at 27 TH/s and will save the customer $45 in comparison to the 28 TH/s model. Bitmain says that customers utilizing the S15’s next generation 7nm chips and custom semiconductor packaging technology coupled with the new heat dissipation mechanism miners will save on electricity costs.
Asicminer 8 Nano Pro
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So far, both the BTC and BCH networks which utilize the SHA-256 algorithm have seen significant drops in overall hashrate. The current Bitcoin Core (BTC) network hashrate is roughly 40 exahash per second (EH/s), while Bitcoin Cash (BCH) miners have around 1.5 EH/s today. Moreover, many of the older machines that produce far fewer hashes per second are in the red these days and are seeing significant daily losses at current market prices. Even the Ebang, Bitmain, and Innosilicon lower tier models that have been recently announced in the last three months are not profiting at all due to the depressed prices across crypto markets. New mining machines might give large facilities and even smaller miners enough edge to stay in the game, though, if they can get these products on time.
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