Published on September 2nd, 2015 | by bitcoin0
BitFury officially starts production for new 16NM ASIC Bitcoin mining chips!
BitFury has announced it has completed the tape-out for its 16NM ASIC bitcoin mining chips, which were first revealed to be in production in February.
The chip will achieve energy efficiency of 0.06 joules per gigahash, compared to the 0.2 joules per gigahash of its 28nm predecessor.
BitFury suggested the chip will deliver “four times the compute power” of its previous 28NM chip.
BitFury CEO Valery Vavilov said:
“All told, BitFury is leading the development of environmentally-responsible infrastructure for the next chapter of the Internet based on the bitcoin protocol and blockchain technology.”
The announcement comes amid a continued push for efficiency in the bitcoin mining space, following KnCMiner’s June news that it had released the 16NM KnC Solar chip.