This article was originally published by 8btc and written by Chloe Jiang.
Bitmain, the world’s largest bitcoin miner manufacturer, has announced specifications for its Antminer 17 series machines, which will be globally available on April 9, 2019.
The new mining equipment in the 17 series will include the Antminer S17, Antminer S17 Pro and Antminer T17. According to Bitmain, these are the three most advanced BTC and BCH miners under the SHA-256 algorithm.
The Antminer S17 comes in two variants, a 56 tera hashes per second (TH/s) and a 53 TH/s model, with two mining modes. Both models operate at 45 joules per tera hash (J/TH) under the normal mode, while the low-power mode operates at 42 J/TH.
The Antminer S17 Pro also comes in two variants, a 53 TH/s and a 50 TH/s model, with three mining modes which “allows for greater customization as customers can switch between different settings to accommodate various mining requirements,” according to Bitmain’s blog. Both models have a power efficiency of 45 J/TH under turbo mode,…