Bitcoin mining hardware maker Bitmain still has a “minuscule lead” over competitor Microbt despite the former’s ongoing power struggle and supply chain issues, according to Bitmex.

Researchers at the derivatives exchange tested flagship products from the two companies, Bitmain’s Antminer S19 Pro and Microbt’s Whatsminer M30S+.

Over a three-day period, the team measured various performance metrics such as energy efficiency, hashrate, temperature, sound, and “even the airflow speed from the main outlet.”

It concluded that the Antminer machine, though priced higher, is more energy-efficient, achieving 29.7 joules per terahash (J/TH), compared with the Whatsminer’s 34.4 J/TH.

Microbt has released a new Whatsminer M30S++ with reported efficiency of 31.0 J/TH, but even that is “still inferior to Bitmain,” said Bitmex, in a report published August 17.

Bitmain Retains Only a 'Minuscule Lead' Over Competitor Microbt Amid Ongoing Power Tussle, Says Report
The derivatives exchange Bitmex’s Research department published a side-by-side comparison of the Antminer S19 Pro vs the Whatsminer M30S+. Both of which perform at an average of over 100…

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