Bitmain, an Application-Specific Integrated Circuit or ASIC manufacturer made a teaser video available which is about a new ether mining. The announcement was made on 24th April.
Speaking about the device then it is not yet available for sale. The speculative prices of the machine estimate up to $30k. Also, the E9 prices have not been mentioned in the announcement.
Bitmain Revealed ASIC Specifications on Twitter
The manufacturing company disclosed the specifications of the new Ethereum miner machine, the Antminer E9, on Twitter. It reads,
“[The] Antminer E9 ethereum miner. Equivalent to 32 – 3080 graphics cards, Equipped with a hashrate of 3 GH/s, power efficiency of 0.85 J/M, and power consumption of 2556W. Officially launching soon.”
#AntminerE9 #Ethereum miner! Equivalent to 32 3080 graphics cards, Equipped with a hash rate of 3 GH/s, power efficiency of 0.85 J/M, and power consumption of 2556W. Officially launching soon! #Bitmain #Antminer #ETH https://t.co/NgjsDpAtUa pic.twitter.com/EXIQWgt5iR
— Antminer_main (@Antminer_main) April 24, 2021
The Saturday tweet by Bitmain also includes a link to the Youtube video that mentions a visual perspective of the new machine. As of now, Bitmain’s website does not show any detail of the new Antminer E9 specs at all.
Antminer E9 is Most Powerful Ether Miner Today
One side where the Ethereum network is slowly transitioning from proof-of-work (PoW) to a proof-of-stake (PoS) system, the release of Bitmain’s new Antminer E9 is one of the fastest ether miners on the open market.
According to the statistics, the E9 ASIC miner pulls around 3GH/s of hashrate. This power is equivalent to 25 Nvidia Geforce RTX 3090s drawing significant power of 2,556W off the wall. The rate of $0.12 per kWh the new Antminer E9 could calculate up to $250 per day. To put it simply let us take an example of Innosilicon, who recently announced that the A11 Pro claims to get around 2 GH/s.
According to the mining calculators, the A11 Pro rakes in around $152 per day at $0.12 per kWh using today’s ETH exchange rates. The two most powerful machines on the market besides the release of these two includes the Innosilicon A10 Pro+ and Bitmain’s E3 model.