Antminer S9 – The Most Efficient Bitcoin Miner
Bitcoin miners have helped keep the Bitcoin network extremely secure by approving transactions. Mining, an important and integral part of Bitcoin, ensures a high degree of fairness while at the same time it keeps the Bitcoin network stable, safe and secure.
Ever since the release of the ‘Antminer S7’, Bitcoin miner enthusiasts had been eagerly awaiting the release of new models. The silence of Bitmain Technologies on the developments pertaining to a higher end model didn’t do any good to quench the never ending wait of the miners.
To answer their prayers, the company has finally unveiled their S9 model. The Antminer S9 is one of it’s first kind which uses 16nm ASIC chips and will produce 14 TH/s of mining power per unit. Each miner would be packed with 189 chips. The power consumption of the miner would stand at 1.38 kW in addition to a 7% variation. With just 0.1 Joule per GigaHash, the miner is sought be to be extremely power efficient
The rate at which the hardware was being discarded is a major concern for the giant. The huge amount of investment being made into the hardware, encourages Bitmain to take stringent steps to increase the shelf life of the Bitcoin mining hardware
The Antminer S9 is backward compatible with power supplies which are used in the older models thus making it a welcome change. It retains its air-cooled system which is easily maintained by experienced as well as novice users. The model gives users the advantage of no hidden upkeep costs other than the electricity cost.
As of now, the availability of Antminer S9 would be limited. In order to secure yourself the new model, it is advised to place the order as soon as possible. Also, Bitmain has limited the number of devices an individual can order. This step welcomes the distribution of device in a decentralized manner.
The power-efficient device, which has been launched right in the wake of the upcoming Bitcoin halving, sparks a lot of keen interest. For more information, check the Bitmain website.