Last week, Bitmain announced the development of the Antminer E9 miner for the Ethash algorithm. Now the manufacturer has stated that the hashrate of the Antminer E9 will be higher than that of the 32 Nvidia RTX 3080 graphics cards.
Previously, Bitmain did not disclose details about the new ASIC miner, including the hashrate. However, now the official account of the Chinese manufacturer on the social network Twitter has released a teaser, according to which the hashrate of one Antminer E9 will be equal to a farm of 32 Nvidia RTX 3080 video graphics cards.
— Antminer_main (@Antminer_main) April 18, 2021
According to WhatToMine, one RTX 3080 video card produces a hash rate of 91.5 Mh/s when mining cryptocurrencies using the Ethash algorithm. Thus, 32 video cards will produce 2928 Mx/s. At current prices, the profit from one Antminer E9 miner excluding electricity costs will be $311 per day.
Bitmain still hasn’t announced a start date for the new ASIC miner. Also, the device cost and the power consumption are unknown, so it is not yet possible to calculate the payback of a new miner.
However, the indicators are already quite impressive – now the InnoSilicon A10 Pro model is the leader in the ASIC miners market for the Ethash algorithm, which produces up to 750 Mh/s.
The Antminer E9 hashrate will be four times higher than the current miner.
Recall that Nvidia is trying to limit the ability to mine cryptocurrencies on its video cards – miners are encouraged to use special devices called CMPs. However, miners have been successfully circumventing the manufacturer’s restrictions so far.