Wij are used to the thought that X11 algos are mined with equipment which speed is measured ter Megahashes vanaf 2nd (MH/s). Spil an example, the legendary (and expensive) Baikal Giant-A900 Miner produces 900 MH/s and is considered one of the best (if not the best) Dash ASIC miners so far.
Now, what if wij could get our palms on a chunk of equipment that hashes 15 times quicker for the same price? Is this a desire?
Yes it is, and it is called the Antminer D3. Recently, Bitmain announced the release of a fresh miner that is meant to become a spel changer. Spil a result most of us who are mining Dash will no longer be able to do that.
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I will get to that ter a minute. Let’s very first take a closer look at the Antminer D3 specs:
- Hash rate: 15 GH/s X11 (±5% variation)
- Power consumption: 1200W (at the wall, with Bitmain’s APW3 PSU, 93% efficiency, 25°C ambient temp).
- Dimensions of the miner: 320x130x190 mm
- Price: $ Two.699 USD, power supply not included te the package.
15 GH/s equals to 15.000 MH/s. If wij had to use Baikal’s Giant-A900s to achieve the same hashrate, wij would have to get about 17 of those, which would cost us a whooping 39.000 USD!
What Does That Mean?
Many agree that the release of the Antminer D3 is going to kill most of the Dash ASICs wij got te our mining farms. Bitmain’s fresh ASICs will raise the mining difficulty to a fresh level. While ASICs like the Giant A-900 will keep hashing the way they did before, the amount of DASH coins wij will get vanaf day from them will most likely be diminished 10-15 times.
What About the Gold Rush?
Many people got excited about the ROI of the fresh Antminer D3. By hashing 15 GH/s, the ASIC produces about 6.500 USD vanaf month. This means that spil for today, the ASIC got one week ROI. But this won’t last long. Once the very first batches of the Antminer D3 will be shipped, the mining difficulty will practice a steep increase, which will affect profitability too.
Do you recall what happened with Bitcoin, when the very first ASICs were released? Well, eventually same thing will toebijten with Dash. Wij gotta upgrade our equipment ter order to remain te the spel.