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Bitmain announces new ASIC Antminer T17 for the mining of Bitcoin

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In the course of the night just passed, the Chinese giant of the mining, Bitmain has revealed a new ASIC for mining Bitcoin. This is the Bitmain Antminer T17.

The ASIC mounting the new chip to 7 nanometers BM1397 of the second generation, announced last February 2019. It offers, therefore, performance and efficiency are not too far away from the recent Antminer S17 and S17 PRO.

However, as is usually the suffix T in the nomenclature leaves much to guess that this is a product that is less powerful but more economical. Together to see the prices and the specifications of the new Antminer T17.

Bitmain Antminer T17: 2200 Watts to 40 TH/s in the mining of Bitcoin

The new Bitmain Antminer T17, the successor of the “old T15”, is able to achieve a hashrate up next to the 40 TH/s on the hashing algorithm SHA256, with an absorption maximum power of 2200 Watts/hour approx. This results in an efficiency of close to 55 Watts for TH. We are, therefore, far from the 40 Watt for TH of the flagship Antminer S17 Pro, able to tap the 53 TH/s.

Unlike other solutions, the Bitmain Antminer T17 has no power saving mode.

The size of the Antminer T17 are just a little more of the series S15 and identical to the last S17 and S17 Pro. The ASIC, in fact, measure respectively 298.2 x 178.0 x 296.6 mm, for a weight of around 9.5 KG. The power supply is already included.

The device is selling at a price of 1270 Dollars, a figure well below the S17 and S17 Pro, sold for over 2000 Dollars. On the front of availability, the first batch will be shipped between the 5th and the 20th of May. For more details, please refer to the official website: HERE

The new Antminer T17 is a device that is not the world for performance and efficiency but was born as a cost-effective solution for anyone who has electricity at very low prices or no. At a price of just less than one Antminer S17 Pro, able to tap the 60 TH/s, users will be able to buy two T17 (80 TH/s), resulting in increased performance at the expense of consumption.

 

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Eve Manning

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A native Texan, Eve first started out as a Finance Analyst and later realized that her true passion was not in trading but in writing. She leverages her experience in the Finance industry to analyse and write in-depth news articles covering the Cryptocurrencies, Economy & Finance industries.