Chinese language mining agency Bitmain has launched a teaser of the corporate’s upcoming Antminer E9 Ethereum miner. The corporate acknowledged that the Antminer E9 would launch very quickly, though it did not decide to a particular date.
The Antminer E9 could possibly be the reply to avid gamers’ prayers. If cryptocurrency miners soar on this new ASIC miner, they might forgo shopping for Nvidia’s Ampere choices, and perhaps, simply perhaps, avid gamers will lastly be capable of decide up a gaming graphics card. The cabinets will not magically fill themselves since cryptocurrency miners aren’t the only reason behind the graphics card scarcity; we are able to additionally blame the pandemic for that as nicely. Maybe we may see extra inventory available on the market, although.
The Antminer E9 reportedly delivers an Ethereum hash price as much as 3 GH/s, equal to 32 Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 (Ampere) graphics playing cards mining in unison. If Bitmain delivers on its promise, the Antminer E9 would be the quickest ASIC miner out there and even outperform Linzhi’s Phoenix Ethash ASIC miner that delivers as much as 2,600 MH/s.
Bitmain did not reveal too many particulars in regards to the Antminer E9 besides that it attracts as much as 2,556W and flaunts an influence effectivity of 0.85 J/M. Subsequently, the Antminer E9 is not simply sooner than the Phoenix miner but in addition extra energy-efficient. For comparability, the Phoenix miner pulls 3,000W, that means the Antminer E9 has 14.8% decrease energy consumption.
Clearly, an ASIC miner of the caliber of 32 GeForce RTX 3080 graphics playing cards won’t come low cost. The present hypothesis on Twitter is that the Antminer E9 may promote for over $20,000 simply. Linzhi’s Phoenix miner sells for between $11,300 and $13,700. Even at that $30,000, the Antminer E9 could possibly be a really enticing choice for mining farms since GeForce RTX 3080 graphics playing cards begin at $2,500 these days, and buying 32 of them comes right down to a whopping $80,000.
Then again, Nvidia in all probability will not be too happy with the information of the Antminer E9 because the chipmaker’s Ampere graphics playing cards are promoting like hotcakes. Let’s not neglect that between $100 to $300 million of Nvidia’s This autumn income originated from cryptomining gross sales alone.
On high of that, Nvidia just lately rolled out its Cryptocurrency Mining Processor (CMP) merchandise that concentrate on Ethereum mining. A bit over per week in the past, Nvidia up to date its Q1 forecast for CMP gross sales to peak at $150 million, 3 times larger than its authentic estimate.
The Antminer E9 in all probability will not put a dent in Nvidia’s cryptomining enterprise until Bitmain can produce the Ethereum miner on a big scale. It is going to actually be a problem given the worldwide digital element scarcity that is hitting each trade.