On April 8, the Chinese mining rig manufacturer Bitmain Technologies unveiled the specifications for the company’s latest Antminer 17 series. The firm claims the three new bitcoin miners command a hashrate of over 50 trillion hashes per second (TH/s) which outpaces nearly all top machines today.
Bitmain’s Second Generation Antminer 17 Series Packs 50-56 Trillion Hashes per Second
Just recently news.Bitcoin.com reported on the two large mining rig manufacturers Bitmain and Canaan revealing their next generation mining devices. At the time, Canaan revealed the new Avalonminer 10 would process 31TH/s but Bitmain had not disclosed the new Antminer 17 series specs. Now China’s second largest fabless chipmaker has announced the first batch sales for four S17s which starts Tuesday, April 9 and will ship April 20-30. The new miners in the latest series include the Antminer S17, S17 Prom and the T17 which will be introduced at a later date. All three types of models are built using Bitmain’s BM1397 7nm mining chips which are more efficient than the company’s previous 7nm chips.
The four new Antminers that will start selling tomorrow, April 9, 2019, and on April 10 as well.
The S17 Pro models offer two types of variants which include a 53 TH/s and a 50 TH/s model. Moreover, the S17s come with three types of mining modes which can be customized by the customer. For instance, using turbo mode, the S17 Pro has a power efficiency of 45 J/TH (trillions of hashes per joule), normal mode processes at 39.5 J/TH, and the low-power setting operates at 36 J/TH. Now, one would think the Pro models process more hashes per second but this is not the case.