Bitcoin’s leading ASIC manufacturer, Bitmain, recently announced a new excavator. It is even more powerful than its predecessor. Model – Antminer S19 XP Hybrid – has a speed of 255 TH/s at 20.8 joules per terahash (J/T).
New ASIC from Bitmain
Bitman, a manufacturer of Applications Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs), recently released the Antminer S19 XP Hyd., a bitcoin mining miner far more efficient than its predecessor – the Antminer S19 Pro+ Hyd.
Antminer S19 XP Hyd. can handle 255/TH/s of computing power, according to the manufacturer. This is much more than the top machines on the market, which get power from 100 to 112 TH / s. The new ASIC is also much faster than the S19 Pro+ Hyd., which produces 198 TH/s. The new system will debut publicly in May 2022, but its deliveries will be made only from January to March 2023.
Currently, both machines are available for purchase on the Bitmain website. The company states that the S19XP Hyd chip can mine three different cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Bitcoin SV. According to the manufacturer, each device uses 5,304 watts from the wall. The price of one S19XP Hyd chip is $19,890, but the company also offers a wholesale offer.
The XP version costs $16,048 per unit. The S19 Pro+ Hyd. costs the same amount as the XP variant, but offers 24 joules per terahash as opposed to 20.7 joules per terahash.
Since both machines are currently inaccessible to the public, the top bitcoin miners are still Microbt Whatsminer M30S++ and Antminer S19. Bitmain so far has problems with the availability of the S19 Pro (110 TH / s), but on the company’s website you can buy S19j Pro chips offering a performance of 104 TH / s at a price of $ 9984.
With speeds of 110-112 TH/s, the two machines mentioned above can generate satoshi worth just over $10 per day. At the current Bitcoin rate and the electricity price of $0.12 per kWh, the S19 Pro+ Hyd. could generate almost $20 per day profitability.