Over the summer, cryptocurrency rates went up and a little renewed interest in mining equipment. In this regard, we compiled a list of the most energy-efficient Asics for mining bitcoin and other profitable coins.
Bitcoin, BitcoinCash (SHA-256)
It should be noted right away that Bitmain did go through a prolonged crisis. Over the past 5-6 years, the mining industry could not be imagined without the Chinese plant, but in 2018, the company began to close its branches in different countries. Opinions surfaced that the industry leader might close down altogether, but the rumors did not justify themselves. In August, news broke that the factory was buying more than 600,000 chips for new devices and was planning to resume work on an IPO.
On September 9, Bitmain announced the launch of sales of the Antminer S17e. The main characteristics of the S17e:
- Hashrate: 64 Th/s.
- Energy efficiency: 65 J/h.
- Price: $2683.
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Notably, the devices are already sold out on the official Bitmain website, although the date of shipment from the factory will not occur until November 20. A feature of the miner was a new cooling system, which should increase longevity and stability. The upgrade got the software, which will now be less susceptible to attacks by attackers to steal bitcoins. A similar problem was identified in Antminer S15, which gave hackers the ability to change the address to pay rewards for mined blocks.
At the moment, the most powerful asicom for mining Grin remains Innosilicon G32 1800, the main characteristics of which exceed the performance of competitors several times over:
- Hashrate: 328 H/s.
- Power consumption: 1800W.
- Price: $10630.
- The incredibly high price is due to the space figures of daily profitability of ashik, which reaches $170 including electricity and commissions of pools.
The best miner for Siacoin is the Obelisk SC1 Immersion. Characteristics of the machine:
- Hashrate: 2.2 Th/s.
- Power consumption: 1800 watts.
- Cooling: immersion.
- Price: $7000.
The main problem with this ashik is the immersion type of cooling, which is not suitable for everyone.
Obelisk has established a monopoly on Siacoin mining, removing Bitmain and other powerful mills from the competition through the coin’s hard forward.
PacCoin, DASH (X11)
PacCoin cryptocurrency is great for introducing cryptocurrency payment functionality to online stores while remaining a profitable coin to mine. The best equipment for mining PacCoin is the StrongU STU-U6. Characteristics of the device:
- Hash rate: 660 Gh/s.
- Power consumption: 1300 watts.
- Price: $2000.
If a buyer doesn’t trust Satoshi Miners, which produces the StrongU, they can consider alternatives from FusionSilicon.
Devices from FusionSilicon are the best at mining Monacoin. The FusionSilicon X1, which appeared on the market back in early 2019, has been the most relevant asicom for almost a year now. Characteristics:
- Hashrate: 12.96 Gh/s.
- Power consumption: 1110 watts.
- Price: $3000.
Unfortunately, the device is called very noisy (72 dB) and frequent breakdowns due to poor quality boards.
An alternative is the Dayun Zig Z1 Pro, but the efficiency of this unit is inferior to the FusionSilicon (with the same hashray Dayung consumes 36 kW per day, and the FusionSilicon – 26 kW).