The two miners which are called S17e and T17e have been launched today, September 9. The new models allegedly have improved features, such as higher performance, more stable operating parameters, and increased durability. These features are expected to improve the profitability rate of Bitcoin mining hardware.
The specifications for both miners have also been made available by Bitmain. The S17e comes with a hash rate of 64 TH/s and power consumption of 45 J/TH, and the T17e’s hash rate is of 53 TH/s and a consume of 55 J/TH.
Both miners have an in-built dual-tube heat dissipation system that allegedly makes heat dissipate in a more efficient manner. This should also contribute to the general life-span of the hardware, and bring more stability to its performance.
In addition, Bitmain also claims that there are higher cybersecurity standards implemented in the two new S17 ASICs, which have the role of protecting the devices against malicious attacks.
The release of S17e and T17e is scheduled to be executed in three batches in three consecutive days. The first batch is set to take place on September 9, 19:00 GMT+8, with the first deliveries expected to be made in the first ten days of November. The second batch is to be released at the same hour on September 10, and delivered between November 11 and November 20.
The third final batch is also scheduled to be sold at the same time on September 11, with a delivery period between November 21 and November 30.
The giant ASIC manufacturer plans to increase by 50% its capacity in the next six months, based on its purchase of 600,000 mining chips.
Bitmain also announced that he will compensate clients that will have delays with their S17 miner delivery order. Customers who did not receive their orders on time will receive from Bitmain coupons for each day of delay. The coupons consist of pay per share rewards of the mining pool and deductions from the electricity fee.
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