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Unboxing and Review for Bitcoin Miner Antminer S9K and S9SE

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In June 2016, Bitmain released the bitcoin miner Antminer S9 (refer to: Evaluation on Antminer S9 16nm Bitcoin Miner), which adopted the 189 pieces of the latest BM1387 chips independently developed by Bitmain. The overall hash could reach 11.85 TH/s with 1172W power and 100W/T efficiency. The BM1387 is the 5th generation bitcoin miner chip independently developed by Bitmain, which adopts TSMC 16nm FinFET process and fully-customized designs. The maximum hash of a single chip can reach 74GH/S.

No one ever expected that a classic bitcoin miner Antminer S9 had come into being since then.

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Install AsicBoost Firmware with Ultra-detailed Graphic Instructions

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Bitmain has recently released its firmware for the popular Antminer S9 to enable what is called “overt AsicBoost”. What is AsicBoost? In short, AsicBoost is best described as a “mathematical trick”. Instead of taking a huge amount of computation, miners can use the technique to whittle down their choices of potential hashes that enable them to solve a puzzle and claim bitcoin’s rewards.
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Tutorial for Antminer S17/S17 Pro the Newest 7nm Bitcoin Miner

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This tutorial is meant for the Antminer S17/S17 Pro which is a bitcoin miner manufactured by BITMAIN. The Antminer S17 series bitcoin miner is equipped with Bitmain’s second-generation 7nm chip BM1397. The energy efficiency ratio is as low as 39.5J/T in low power mode. The Antminer S17 series bitcoin miner is Bitmain’s most competitive SHA256 mining machine to date, supporting BTC, BCH and other SHA-256 crypto currencies.

We will take the submodel Antminer S17 Pro as an example to show settings which apply equally to Antminer S17.

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Evaluation on BITMAIN’s GPU Miner Antminer G2

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The encrypted cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Litecoin and Dash can be mined with ASIC miners. However, due to different algorithm settings, some currencies such as Ethereum and ZEC need to be mined with GPU miners currently.

Nowadays, AMD and Nvidia are the two types of graphics cards which are most commonly used for mining. The miner with 8 AMD graphics cards to be introduced today is Antminer G2 produced by BITMAIN, the well-known cryptocurrency ASIC miner manufacturer. Now, let’s have a look at the performance of Antminer G2!

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