Mining hardware maker Bitmain has claimed its new bitcoin ASIC will be the most power-efficient chip available to the public.
The forthcoming BM1385, the Beijing company’s fourth generation ASIC, will be capable of 32.5 GH/s. A custom design, it has a 45% greater hashrate and uses 50% less electricity than Bitmain’s previous 28nm chip, the BM1384.
The company said in a statement:
“Compared with other chips utilised in the current generation of bitcoin mining machines, the BM1385 is, by a wide margin, the most advanced chip available.”
KnC Miner, a firm that previously offered consumer hardware, is now part of a wider drive to develop large and efficient data farms for private use. It recently announced an “environmentally friendly” chip capable of 0.07 w/GH. By contrast, the BM1385 is 0.216 w/GH.