MicroBT unveiled the most powerful bitcoin miner

MicroBT unveiled the most powerful bitcoin miner

Author: Robert Strickland (crypto-journalist)

MicroBT unveiled the most powerful bitcoin miner
Chinese company MicroBT unveiled a new model of the most powerful bitcoin miner
The new member of the WhatsMiner line of machines can produce hashing speeds of up to 320 TH/s, surpassing similar devices from competitor Bitmain

Chinese mining equipment manufacturer MicroBT unveiled three new mining devices at the Bitcoin2023 conference in Miami, one of which was the most powerful one currently available on the market, CoinDesk writes.

The WhatsMiner M53S ++, has up to 320 TH/s (terahash per second) of computing power with an efficiency of 22 J/TH (joules per terahash). The device is more powerful, but more power-consuming than rival Bitmain's counterpart, the Antminer S19 XP Hydro, which produces speeds of up to 257 TH/s and has an efficiency of 20.8 J/TH, said MicroBT founder and CEO Zuoxing Yan.

The efficiency of WhatsMiner equipment is measured in joules per terahesh (J/TH), the amount of energy expended to generate one terahesh of hashrate. If the efficiency of the WhatsMiner M53S++ is about 22 J/TH, this means that the device uses about 22 J of energy to generate one terahash of hashrate.

It takes 7,040 J to generate 320 terrahes per second.
In an hour, 25.34 million J
1 kWh = 3.6 million J
25.34 million / 3.6 million = 7.038
So the unit will consume about 7 kW per hour

The other two models presented were the air-cooled M50S+, with a computing power of 150 TH/s, and the immersion-cooled M56S+, this unit can deliver 230 TH/s. The efficiency of both machines is 22 J/TH.

MicroBT believes that the energy crisis and global warming will lead to the modernization of power sources for mining and calls the best solution "green energy". In this regard, MicroBT is working to make WhatsMiner devices better suited to use solar power, a source of energy that, according to Yan, is consistent with the decentralization of the bitcoin network.

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