AntMiner T9: An Upgrade or replica as a cryptocurrency miner?

Taking a look at the specifications of the Antminer T9 it is quite obvious that the hardware was made with the sole purpose of changing the game of cryptocurrency by being affordable and more efficient. This hardware from the famous and hailed Bitmain company looks to bring new aspects to its popular predecessor, the sought-after Antminer S9.
With a market share of over 70%, Bitmain has been a major contributor to Bitcoin computer network and recently announced plans to upscale their hardware. In this article, we break down the Antminer T9 features into digestible bits so that all the mining enthusiasts can get a complete comprehension of the hardware and its capabilities.

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Technology

The Antminer T9 boasts of being the first bitcoin mining ASIC in the world to be based on a 16nm process node. It consists of the BM1387 chip that is built with the TSMC’s 16nm FinFET technology. Just to shed some light on the chip, the Bitmain BM1387 chip is the most efficient mining chip in the world and each Antminer T9 comes equipped with 171 of those chips! In addition to the efficiency they provide, the Antminer T9 produces the stability required in the bitcoin mining.
In terms of hash rate, the Antminer T9 scores a rate of around 11.5TH/s of which is less compared to the S9’s 14Th/s.

Profitability

In terms of profitability, the T9 looks to produce a whooping 0.09BTC/month. Now all this is speculative and is subject to change depending on the electricity costs of your current location.

S9 Consumption of Power

When purchasing a mining hardware, perhaps the most looked for the feature would have to be its power consumption. Purchasing a power intensive unit with low returns would amount to a loss and it would have been a bad idea to purchase one, after all, won’t it? The Antminer T9 consumes about 1450W for the hash rate- an almost similar power consumption as the S9 but with a lower hash rate of course.

Power Supply

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The Antminer T9 features 0.126J/GH compared to S9’s 0.098 J/GH

Operating temperatures of the Antminer T9

The Antminer T9 makes use of two computer-controlled fans which work hard to ensure the unit remains cool. Additionally, the unit is made of an aluminum case with customized heat sinks that utilize conduction and convection cooling.

Setting Up

The connection of the Antminer T9 is quite simple as is with the other Bitmain hardware. One just needs to power it up and head on to the browser to initiate the process. Then head to the Bitmain site and get the miner’s IP address could. The control panel page present is self-explanatory making it easy to add a password and linking your wallet to the miner then beginning mining right away.

Ease of Use

The T9 has a carefully designed user interface that makes navigation easy even for beginners. It also allows for customization of settings to match the preference of the miner.

Price of the Antminer T9

The Antminer T9 goes for around $12350 and could be found either on Amazon or eBay. They are also present on the Bitmain site.
In summary, the Antminer T9 is a good choice especially for those that grew accustomed to the Antminer S9. The upgraded chip technology ensures an efficient and more stable mining than ever.
It makes use of the SHA-265 algorithm which makes up the bitcoin. Apart from bitcoin, it also allows for mining of other SHA-265 cryptocurrencies such as namecoin, peercoin, terracoin and 21 coin.

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Specifications

Hash Rate: 12.5TH/s. A variation of +/- 5% is expected.
Power Consumption: 1576W +7% (at the wall, with Bitmain’s APW3 PSU, 93% efficiency, 25°C ambient temperature).
Power Efficiency: 0.126J/GH + 7% (at the wall, with Bitmain’s APW3 PSU, 93% efficiency, 25°C ambient temperature).
DC Voltage: Input11.60 ~ 13.00V.
Chip Type: BM1387.
Chip quantity per unit: 171 chips.
Dimensions: 350mm(L) x 135mm(W) x 158mm(H).
Cooling Two: 12038 fans. Front fan: 6000RPM, rear fan: 4300RPM.
Operating Temperature: 0°C to 40°C.
Network Connection: Ethernet.

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