Bitmain has announced their new Antminer S19 series of SHA256 Bitcoin ASIC miners, though only specifications for now, no price and availability info. The Antminer S19 has 2 variants, a 95 TH/s and 90 TH/s model, with a power efficiency of 34.5 J/TH and the Antminer S19 Pro has a 110 TH/s and 105 TH/s model, both with a power efficiency of 29.5 J/TH. Both series come with a built-in power supply and are rated at 3250 Watts of power usage at the wall utilizing the new APW12 high-conversion efficiency power supply.
Bitmain is trying to up their game with the Bitcoin halving nearing, though the new ASIC miners will most likely be available for delivery soon before or right after the halving, especially with the current situation in China regarding the coronavirus (covid-19). There are already some numbers regarding the price around $5000 USD per unit for the Pro coming from Hashnest (owned by Bitmain), who already list the 110TH/s Antminer S19 Pro as available for rent, though nothing is yet confirmed as final price for the units that will go for sale and when hey will be available for delivery. Anyway, still good to see that BTC ASIC miners’ efficiency can be further improved with optimizations and new technology…
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