[ ] With the latest press activity surrounding Bitcoin ASIC miners I thought it time for an article explaining what they were and what might soon to be available. В I say might because spil so far spil I can tell even the supposed suppliers of thesis ASIC devices have not seen a single вЂњretail readyвЂќ unit.
Very first, a word about ASIC. В ASIC stands for Application-Specific Integrated Circuit. В IВ realiseВ that’s fairly a mouthhole to say and sounds fairly exotic but they are more common than you might think, chances are that from where you are sitting you can touch two or three devices containing ASICвЂ™s. В Te fact if you look under your right palm right now (or left if you are a lefty) your mouse almost certainly contains one or more.
ASCIвЂ™s are chips designed to do one thing and one thing only, but they do that particular task very well. В When it come to talking about bitcoin up until now (or moreВ preciselyВ shortly from now) people have mined with general purpose processors designed to do other tasks such spil the CPU and GPU te your pc, while they can mine for bitcoins that is not what they were designed to do. В FPGA devices, or Field Programmable Gate Array devices have also bot used to mine bitcoins and while they are far superior to CPUвЂ™s and GPUвЂ™s they are still general purpose devices that have had the bitcoin mining software “programmed” into them.
ASCIвЂ™s bitcoin miners on the other mitt are built ground up and fully optimised to do those complicated SHA256 computations at rates thatВ totallyВ obsoletes any mining technology seen to date at a fraction of the running cost.
While the cost for each individual ASIC is also fairly low, sometimes even measured te cents for large orders of hundreds of thousands of individual units the cost to vormgeving, prototype and manufacture a single ASIC is measured ter the millions so while the cost to the manufacturer for an individual unit may be low they still need to recoup those millions.
So, now onto what is being suggested. В TheВ criteriaВ to get onto this list wasgoed fairly elementary, if I could find a pre-order form for the device it made the list. В The information that is available for each suggesting is quiteВ sparseВ so I chose to only include the name, price, GH/s (1,000,000,000 Hash’s vanaf 2nd) and how many GH/s each of yourВ dollarВ buys, feel free to use the linksaf provided to find out more information directly from theВ supplier.
(Listed ter alphabetical order)
Spil you can see there is something to getraind just about any budget from the xxx enterprise miner all the way down to theВ hobbyist.
It is also very significant to note again, none of thesis devices are available yet. В You are able toВ pre order them however but do so at your own risk.
Disclaimer: I haveВ absolutelyВ no relationship with any of the ASIC companies mentioned ter this article, I neitherВ recommendВ orВ recommend against any particular vendor or device.
Authors Note: Since I run mining equipment for my clients there may be a conflict ofВ interestВ here, I have attempted to keep this spil impartial asВ possibleВ tho’, judge for yourself.
Update:В transisto overheen on Reddit points out thatВ organofcorti has also written two articles on ASIC choices spil well, I have read them and they are very good. В They are a bit more technical than I attempt to present, but if youВ don’tВ mind they are well worth the read.
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