Bitmain is launching two new Antminer models targeting the bitcoin mining industry.
The crypto hardware manufacturing giant announced Tuesday that the new Antminer S15 and T15 machines will be powered by its recently revealed 7nm ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) processor, and will go on sale on Nov. 8.
While specs for the chip haven't yet been released in full, Wu said during his original announcement that it would include "more than a billion transistors" and "achieve a ratio of energy consumption to mining capacity that its as low as 42J/TH."
Details on the new Antminers are also sparse, with a holding page on the company's website offering no information at press time.
Funding attempts aside, the company's new processor will compete with a number of other bitcoin-focused ASICs, including a new 14nm chip announced the day before by Bitfury. Dubbed the Bitfury Clarke, the company's latest product similarly claims to boost power efficiency specifically for the SHA256 algorithm as used by cryptocurrencies like bitcoin.
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