Bitmain’s Antminer E9 offers the Ethereum mining performance of 32 RTX 3080 cards

Why it issues: Bitmain, the Chinese crypto mining firm, has teased its upcoming Antminer E9 Ethereum mining field. Not solely is that this welcome information for miners, it may doubtlessly profit PC players as the machine can mine at a hash charge equal to 32 Ge(*32*)ce RTX 3080s working concurrently.

As reported by Tom’s Hardware, the Antminer E9 has a charge of 3 GH/s, making it quicker than the Linzhi’s Phoenix Ethash ASIC miner that manages as much as 2,600 MH/s. Additionally, Bitmain’s providing makes use of much less energy—2,556W—than the Linzhi machine’s 3,000W.

(*32*) comparability, we lately noticed what’s going to reportedly be the RTX 3080 Ti’s Ethereum mining performance (with out the limiter, presumably): 118.9 MH/s, placing it forward of the RTX 3080’s 95 MH/s and slightly below the RTX 3090’s 120 MH/s to 125 MH/s.

An ASIC miner with the mining energy of a number of RTX 3080 cards goes to have a price ticket to match, of course. Speculation places its wherever between $20,000 and $40,000, however with the RTX 3080’s eBay value averaging round $2,000-$2,500, 32 of the cards would set you again $64,000 – $80,000. Linzhi’s Phoenix miner sells for between $11,300 and $13,700.

Hopefully, the Antminer E9’s arrival will give Ethereum miners much less cause to snap up what few RTX 3000-series cards can be found. However, there is a caveat past simply the value: the world chip scarcity will doubtlessly guarantee Bitmain’s rig cannot be produced in numbers massive sufficient to satisfy demand, as is the case with each different ASIC miner proper now. Moreover, miners are solely a small half of the availability drawback. Still, each little helps.

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