The company Bitmain announced the release of two new devices Antminer, focused on cryptocurrency, which operates on the basis of a 7-nanometer integrated circuit (ASIC). The company posted the news on its Twitter account on November 5th.
We remind you that in September the company announced its intention to launch the production of new Antminer models based on the new generation ASIC.
ASICs are microchips designed to efficiently perform calculations for a particular hashing algorithm. The new equipment uses the SHA256 algorithm. According to the latest tweet, company representatives say:
“We are officially announcing the release of our new 7nm miners which possess industry-leading hash rates designed to mine with the SHA256 algorithm. Two models will be offered, the Antminer S15 and T15. Available for purchase on 11/8 [Nov. 8].”
In September this year, the CEO and co-founder of Bitmain Jihan Wu announced that the new equipment combines “more than a billion transistors” thanks to special circuits and technologies that reduce power consumption and optimize the efficiency of the device. According to Wu, as a result of the tests, it was revealed that the chip “can achieve the ratio of energy consumption to a minimum performance of up to 42 J/t.”
Also, this week the company announced a firmware update for Overt AsicBoost, used on all Antminer devices. Representatives of the company claim that the update will maximize the efficiency of the equipment.
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