During the World Digital Mining Summit, which is currently taking place in Frankfurt, the Chinese mining giant Bitmain has revealed important news: two new Bitcoin mining ASICs from the Antminer family.
These are the Antminer S17+ and T17+, two top of the range products capable of reaching 73 and 64 TH/s respectively.
Currently, not too many details have been made available, although it has been confirmed that the two devices will be on sale on Bitmain’s official website during the day of Friday, October 11th, whereas the shipments of the first batch are scheduled for the first decade of December 2019.
The new Bitmain Antminer S17+ and Antminer T17+ are thus added to the recent Antminer S17e and T17e, from which they take up the same dimensions and form factor. At the moment it is not clear whether these new products use the same 7-nanometre chips as the old Antminer S17 or a new version, considering the efficiency of the new products.
Bitmain Antminer S17+: 73 TH/s top of the range ASIC
The new top of the range product is certainly the Bitmain Antminer S17+, which with a peak hashing power of 74 TH/s is at the top of the ranking among the most efficient products for mining, even higher than the newly announced 70 TH/s Canaan Avalon Miner A1166.
The strength of this product is certainly the efficiency, considering that the data revealed by Bitmain indicate an efficiency equal to 40 Watts per TH, therefore higher, albeit slightly than the recent Antminer S17e.
Mining at maximum power, therefore, the Bitmain Antminer S17+Bitmain Antminer S17+ boasts an energy consumption of about 3000 Watts per hour, supplied by the integrated power supply.
Bitmain Antminer T17+: 64 TH/s Bitcoin ASIC
The second device announced, the Antminer T17+, is part of the T range of the Antminer series, which has always been characterised by a cheaper launch price compared to the S17 series.
The new Bitcoin ASIC Bitmain Antminer T17+ has a very good performance, similar to the old Antminer S17e, thanks to its declared hashing power, close to 64 TH/s. In this case, the efficiency drops to 50 Watts per TH, while the power consumption is around 3200 Watts per hour.
The price of both versions is unknown for now and will be announced next Friday, October 11th, in conjunction with the opening of sales on the official Bitmain website. Most likely, however, the S17+ version will be sold for about 2800 dollars, while the T17+ version will be sold for about 2400 dollars.