Chinese manufacturer Bitmain has decided on the release date of a new generation of ASIC miners Antminer S17. It will take place 9 April, after which the devices will be available to customers around the world.
Antminer S17 will still be designed forCryptocurrency mining only on the SHA-256 algorithm, primarily Bitcoin and BitCash. Representatives of the company claim that the energy efficiency of the second-generation 7-nm chips used in the S17 model is 30% higher than that of the models of the previous line.
“The dimensions of the new device are comparable to the dimensionsS15 from the previous line, however, S17 will have a higher hashrate. So far, this is all the information received from Bitmain, ”Finance Magnates reports.
The new line will be presented by three device models: Antminer S17 Pro, Antminer S17 and Antminer T17.
“Technical limits for developmentnot yet, but it is possible that in the short term, after progress goes beyond the 7nm chips, miner developers will face physical limitations. Despite the fast pace of the industry's development, in the foreseeable future 7nm chips will remain the preferred option in the context of performance and savings, ”said the manager for launching new devices.
Recently it became known about the Bitmain plan, according toto which deliveries of the new line of ASIC miners will be carried out in anticipation of halving the Bitcoin block reward Thus, the company wants to restore its lost market position, as well as improve its financial position.