Bitmain Just Released the Antminer Z9. Time to Panic? Overview, Price & Profitability 5575

Bitmain has just released the follow-up to the much discussed and controversial “Antminer Z9 mini” – The Antminer Z9.

As a comparison, that is the equivalent hashrate of over 65 Nvidia GTX 1080ti’s put together.

Antminer Z9 Overview

It’s their newest and most powerful Equihash ASIC to date. Boasting an unbelievable 40.8k Sol/s hashrate as well as a power consumption of just 1150W. As a comparison, that is the equivalent hashrate of over 65 Nvidia GTX 1080ti’s put together. Much higher than most small to medium size GPU mining farms would be running.

Price & Profitability

The Antminer Z9 is currently in stock and priced at a moderate $3319 with an estimated shipping date of September 1-10. Making it the most profitable ASIC.

  • The estimated daily earnings stand at $78/day (depending future cryptocurrency pricing, difficulty change). Whilst the electricity cost is around $2.76/day. (source:whattomine.com)
  • In comparison, the equivalent of 65 Nvidia GTX 1080ti GPU’s would produce a total of $75.48/day with an estimated electricity cost of $27.36/day. (source:whattomine.com)
  • 65 GTX 1080 ti’s would also end up costing a pretty penny as well – $48,749,35 to be exact. (EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC Black Edition GAMING – $749.99)

The Controversy

While most coins have chosen to fork and fight Bitmain’s monopolistic ways. Some are sticking to their guns & the old non-ASIC resistant Equihash algorithm which gives fuel to the ongoing ASIC dominance issue faced by all GPU miners. Currently, the Antminer Z9 is just adding more fuel to that GPU fire.

Estimated specifications and other information of the Antminer Z9 are as mentioned below.

    Hashing algorithm: Equihash

    Power consumption: 1150W± 10%

    Hashrate: 40.8k Sol/s ± 5%

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