The Bitcoin News

This article was originally published by 8btc and written by Lylian Teng.

Bitcoin mining giant Bitmain launched two new Antminer 17 miners to the eager market on September 9, 2019. A day before the announcement, data from statistics and wallet provider Blockchain showed that the Bitcoin hash rate topped 94 EH/s to hit 100 EH/s.

Bitmain’s New Bitcoin Miners

The two new mining models, the Antminer S17e and T17e, are purported to offer the best value in the space. The S17e model delivers a hash rate of 64 TH/s and operates with a power efficiency of 45J/TH, while the more budget-friendly T17e offers a hash rate of 53TH/s and power efficiency of 55J/TH. 

The new T17e model offers the same hash rate as the S17 (which has a power efficiency of 45J/TH) already on sale but at a lower price offering (with the T17e listed at $1,665 and the S17 at $2,727). Compared to the previously most efficient S9 models launched in 2017, the current S17 series is about three times more efficient.

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