October 30, 2020

ANTMINER S15 and T15 - Features and Profitability, Bitmain ASIC

ANTMINER S15 and T15 - Features and Profitability, Bitmain ASIC

Bitmain's new ASIC Antminer S15 and T15 run on the latest 7nm chips, are energy efficient and compatible with SHA256 (Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash mining).

The new Antminer S15 and T15 models have two different modes:

  • energy saving
  • high performance.

In power saving mode, the S15 consumes everything 850 watts, which makes it a good option for use in regions with expensive electricity. In high-performance mode, the miner consumes 1596 W but, surprisingly, the increase in hashrate compensates for the additional energy consumption, even if you need to pay 12 cents per kWh.

In fact, the only reasons you can use the ASIC miner in power-saving mode are:

  • reduce heat and noise,
  • if you don’t have the infrastructure to support such increased energy consumption.

Prices for ASICi S15 and T15

According to data on the official website of Bitmain, the cost of devices is $ 1475 for Antminer S15 and $ 913 for Antminer T15.

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Start of supply of the first batch of equipment from December 20 to December 31, 2018.

Features Antminer S15

ANTMINER S15 and T15 - Features and Profitability, Bitmain ASIC

S15 is more like a flagship - at least for the price and hashrate.

  • The mining algorithm is SHA256.
  • Weight - 7 kilograms.
  • Price - $ 1,475 for the first batch (December 20-31).
  • Dimensions - 221 x 175.4 x 278.8 mm.
  • The presence of energy saving mode - yes.
  • The hash in performance mode is 28 TH / s.
  • The energy saving hash is 17 TH / s.
  • Power consumption in performance mode - 1596 watts.
  • Power consumption in power saving mode - 850 watts.
  • The fans are designed in parallel.
  • The chip manufacturing technology is 7-nanometer.

The miner has two modes of operation. The first is aimed at maximizing the hashrate, the second - at saving energy costs.

Features Antminer T15

T15 is simpler. Performance and cost are lower, while the chips are still 7nm.

  • The mining algorithm is SHA256.
  • Weight - 6.6 kilograms.
  • Price - $ 913 for the first batch (December 20-31).
  • Dimensions - 205.15 x 175.4 x 278.8 mm.
  • The presence of energy saving mode - yes.
  • The hash in performance mode is 23 TH / s.
  • The energy saving hash is 20 TH / s.
  • Power consumption in performance mode - 1541 watts.
  • Power consumption in power saving mode - 1200 watts.
  • The fans are designed in parallel.
  • The chip manufacturing technology is 7-nanometer.

Profitability Antminer S15

Today Antminer S15 revenue is $50 per month if you pay 12 cents per kWh. (in high performance mode).

Cost electricity per month is $ 140, which means that those who have freeelectricity can generate income of $ 190 per month. Even with the cost of electricity of $ 0.08 / kW / h, the income from the device is still $ 95 / month at current rates and the difficulty of mining cryptocurrency.

Payback Antminer S15 in high performance and energy saving modes

Usually, bitcoin miners pay off for about two years,and S15 is no exception to the rule. If the mining complexity remains the same, then we can expect that the investment will return in about 10-14 months. But the complexity of production will undoubtedly increase, therefore, in fact, the payback should be about 20 months.

Now consider how much it will beincrease the complexity of mining? Since S15 is based on new technologies, we expect complexity to increase significantly. We know that large companies (especially Bitmain) own most of the bitcoin hash network. We also know that their hangars use cheap electricity.

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S15 replaces the older series - S9. This means that instead of 14 TH / s, Bitmain will start adding 30 TH / s to its farms. This is not so much, given the enormous hashrate of the Bitcoin network.

In fact, for a Chinese farm (with almost free electricity), the Innosilicon T2 turbo 32 (32TH / s) might be a better investment than the S15.

Payback Antminer S15 in high performance mode:

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Payback Antminer S15 in energy-saving mode:

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The obtained figures allow us to draw conclusions aboutpayback device. It is more logical to count for maximum performance. Divide the $ 1,475 price by the maximum profit of $ 4.58. We get 322 days or almost 11 months. The result is relevant for network and course stability.

Profitability and Payback Antminer T15

At top-end performance, ASIC will produce 23 TH / s and 1541 watts.

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$ 3.49 profit per day at the previous cost of the outlet. We estimate the energy saving mode with 20 TH / s and 1200 watts of consumption.

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$ 3.2 per day in Bitcoin. The result of mining Bitcoin Cash is slightly behind - $ 3.15.

Payback Antminer T15 - $ 913 prices divided by $ 3.49 profit. We get 261 days or almost 9 months.

Of course, the rental of premises as a result is not taken into account. This factor will have to be considered independently.

Conclusion

Should you buy an S15?industrial mining, and "home miners" are likely to look for other options, such ascloud mining.

It looks like Bitmain itself will become the main consumer of its own AsisS S15, although those of you who have cheap electricity canget your share of the pie.

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