You’ve probably heard about ASIC miners by now. But what are they, and why do you need them? If you’re thinking about buying an ASIC miner, then you’ll want to know what the top five ASICs on the market today are, so you can get the best bang for your buck.
The most powerful and efficient bitcoin miner yet, delivering a hash rate of 14 TH/s. It is estimated that its power consumption is between 1400-1500 W, about twice as much as that of an S7 or Bitmain’s newest model (Antminer R4). The Antminer S9 has seen some popularity among hobbyist miners thanks to its high hashrate and low price point.
The Avalon 721 is a mid-range bitcoin mining device that has been around since December 2016. It mines at 504 GH/s, which is fairly low compared to some of its competitors. However, it’s still extremely powerful and efficient. This makes it a great pick for people who are just getting started with mining bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies and want something more affordable.
Bitmain Antrouter R1 Wifi Solo Miner
The AntRouter R1 is an innovative solution that allows anyone to mine cryptocurrencies with a home Wi-Fi router. Simply plug it into any power outlet and connect it to your wireless network, and you’re ready to start mining. The compact device comes with OpenWrt software for complete control over every configuration option. It also boasts a powerful processor clocked at 600MHz.
BTCGarden AM-V1 616 GH/s
The first thing to know about AM-V1 is that it’s new. In fact, at 616 GH/s in stock form, it’s actually a good deal faster than Antminer S7’s 585 GH/s.