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Innosilicon A8 CryptoMaster CryptoNight ASIC Miner

A8 CryptoMaster Miner

The A8 CryptoMaster is Innosilicon's first entrance into the CryptoNight mining market.  You may know Innosilicon initially from is first ASIC miner, A4 Dominator.  This miner primarily support the Litecoin network.  Next we had the A5 Dashmaster that support the X11 algorithm which Dash is the most popular coin to be mined.  The A8 CryptoMaster is used to min Monero, an alt-coin that is growing in popularity and support.  We have proof positive that this is the case with companies spending the money on research and chip development to make a fully functional miner.

The design is very similar to an Antminer except that this unit is double the width of a standard Antminer.   The A8 has a massive eight (8) hashboard spread across the aluminum case.  It has the same standard controller board and four cooling fans.   Web-based interface for the miner and a simple setup via a webpage to program your pool information and monitor the miner's hashing progress.  The A8 CryptoMaster products around 160kh/s while only consuming 350 watts of electricity.  At 208 volts you can run about 10 miners on a 20-amp circuit. 


Specifications
Manufacturer Innosilicon
Model    A8 CryptoMaster
Release Date April 2018
Size    9.64 x 6.10 x 10.82 inches
Weight    13.20LB
Noise level    70db
Fan(s)    4
Power    350 watts
Voltage    12 volts
Interface    Ethernet
Temperature    60 - 95 °F
Humidity    15 - 70%
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Halong Mining DragonMint T1 Bitcoin Miner Released

DragonMint T1 Bitcoin Miner

A surprising entry into the Bitcoin ASIC miner market.  Word on the street it uses a 10nm hashing chip from Samsung, compared to the Bitmain chip from the TSMC semi-conductor foundry.   At this point in the hardware development curve for ASIC miners supporting SHA-256, Bitmain has come to dominate the market with their S9-series of miners.  When this was announced, many people doubted its authenticity.   I can tell you that at the time of this writing, these are hitting the streets and is confirmed and a real and performing miner in-line with pre-release specifications.   This Bitcoin miner's performance numbers come in at an impressive 16Th/s while only using 1,480 watts of power.   This actually give you more efficiency than the 14Th/s S9 miner.

When you look at the design, it is almost identical to the Antminer S9.   Basically the same size and weight and  setup.   Dragonmint's have three hashing boards and two cooling fans.  The web interface in also Linux based via an onboard controller.   Setup is the the same with these units, mining page for pool credentials and another page for viewing performance.  These units consume about 7.10amps at 208 volts so you can operate two miners for each 20-amp circuit.

In closing, these units definitely fit the bill for the newest generation of capable Bitcoin miners and it will be interesting to see with their sales numbers if we see better models hit the market down the road.   

 

Specifications
Manufacturer    Halong Mining
Model    DragonMint T1 or 16T
Release Date April 2018
Size    4.92 x 6.10 x 13.38 inches
Weight    13.22LB
Chip boards    3
Chip name     DM8575
Noise level   75db
Power    1480 watts
Wires    9 * 6pin PCIE
Voltage    12 volt
Interface    Ethernet
Temperature    60 - 95 °F
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