X11 ASIC Miner: The X11 Mining Revolution

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x11 asic miner pic 05

 

X11 is the name of a chained hashing algorithm. This algorithm uses 11 different algorithms that are chained together. The first coin to use it was Darkcoin, which has since rebranded itself as ‘Dashcoin’.

The X11 algorithm was used to claimed to be ASIC-resistant. However, check out this hottie! The X11 ASIC miner, it hits a high speed of 450MH @ only 335watt, which is times faster than CPU and GPU mining.

 

Intorduction

The PinIdea Dr2 450MH X11 ASIC miner is one of the most powerful dash miner. The hash speed is 450MH/s and the power consumption is only 335w.

Where to buy: https://www.eastshore.xyz/shop/x11-asic-miner-450mh-with-335w-dash-miner/

 

Miner Specifics

BrandPinIdea Dr2
Hash Rate450 MH/s ± 5%
Power Consumption335W + 5%
Fan2 x fan
PSU NO integrated PSU, need a PSU > 400w with 6pin x 2 or 8pin x 2.

 

Product Display

  • This is how you will receive the order from EastShore.

x11 asic miner package received

  • Open the box.

x11 asic miner open package

  • The miner is set in the foam preventing damage during the delivery.

x11 asic miner pic 07

  • The dimension: 28.5cm x 13.8cm x 17.6cm.

x11 asic miner pic 06

  • Weight: 5KG and nearly 6KG after packed.
  • The case of it is alloy material and black semi-matte paint.

x11 asic miner pic 02

  • All the cables or controller are hidden inside the case of the miner. This makes the miner simple and elegant.

tutorial for x11 asic miner

  • There are two 12cm PWM fans(12V 1.6A) on the front end and back end of the miner.

x11 asic miner pic 01

x11 asic miner specific of fan

  • On one end of the miner, there are two status lights. This end of the miner is air inlet.

x11 asic miner two status lamps

  • There are two 8pin ports and ethernet ports on the other end of the miner. This end is air outlet.

x11 asic miner fan out end

  • Let’s take a closer look at all the ports.

x11 asic miner the 8pin ports

  • And the inlet and outlet fans.

 

x11 asic miner two fans

  • There are some screws at the bottom fixating the hashing boards.

x11 asic miner the bottom of the miner

  • And also there are four rubber plastic non-slip mats on the bottom of the miner. Let’s take a closer look:

x11 asic miner non-slip mats

x11 asic miner non-slip mats against scratched

  • Opening the case, it reveals two blades.

x11 asic miner two blades in the miner pic2

  • From the front end of the miner, we can see the structure of the miner inside.

x11 asic miner from front end inside the miner

  • At the top of the miner are the IO board and the controller (and two power cables for the two fans).

x11 asic miner the controller

 

 

Mining Guide

Check the tutorial for the miner for how to connect the miner to PSU and the detailed minig guide for the miner: https://www.eastshore.xyz/tutorial-x11-asic-miner-pinidea-dr2-450mh-335w-dash-miner/

x11 asic miner all connection done

 

Performance Test

  • Test screenshot: when frequency set as 450.

speed of x11 asic miner

speed of x11 asic miner in pool

  • Test for power consumption and noise (Test result: The power consumption of the miner relates to the efficiency of the PSU, we use the 750w LITEON Mining PSU in the test. In our test, the power consumption is about 344w with the default frequency(400) set.)

x11 asic miner power consumption test

 

Conclusion

  • The design of the miner is sophisticated, sturdy, practical and with relatively smaller size.
  • After being tested for a week intermittently, the performance of the miner is stable. The hashing rate is a bit higher than the official released data, it hit a speed around 460M when the frequency set at 450.
  • The miner is easy to use, and it supports remote control.
  • Cooling is no issue due to the high rotation speed of the fans (12V 1.6a), the temperature of the chips is only around 30℃. Yet the decibel of the miner could be perceived as a bit high, it can be improved by changing the fans with slower rotation speed as long as the temperature of environment well-maintained.
  • The miner is cost efficient, with 1M@0.65watt, which is 50 times of the R9 GPU miner (1M@37w).