Published on August 30th, 2015 | by bitcoin0
S7 Bitcoin Miner: Bitmain Announces Launch of Next-Generation Antminer – Bitcoin Magazine
Bitmain, the Bitcoin mining ASIC provider, Sunday announced the release of its next-generation Bitcoin miner, the Antminer S7, using the recently announced BM1385 ASIC.
“When comparing hashrate to weight, size, or power consumption, the S7 comes out ahead.”
The Antminer S7 is a denser mining rig than previous models.
Whereas the S5 used 60 chips per miner, the Antminer S7 uses 162 of the BM1385 chips.
Each S7 will be able to generate upwards of 4,850 GH/s while only needing approximately 0.25 J/GH of power.
‘We’ll continue to make our machines available to Joe Miner …’
Bitmain has deployed a different strategy than other Bitcoin hardware companies has.