Bitmain Antminer V9 review

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Bitmain Antminer V9 review

Bitmain has announced today that Antminer V9 is available for sale. According to the announcement by Bitmain, the Antminer V9 is especially designed for long-term use in fast-growing mining operations.

Bitmain Antminer V9 - 4 THS

Bitmain Antminer V9 – 4 THS listing on Bitmain Shop

Available at just $345, according to our calculations, the cost per THS for the Antminer V9 is 50% lesser than the cost of an Antminer S9, currently on sale. One of the downsides is that it consumes 1KW power.

Antminer S9 vs Antminer V9

Antminer V9 Antminer S9
Price (in USD) 345 2320
Hash rate (in THS) 4 13.5
Cost per THS (in USD) 86.25 171.85
Power usage (in Watts) 1027 1323
Power efficiency (Watts / TH) 256.75 98

As we can see from the above table, Antminer V9 is profitable in a cost per THS perspective, but loses out in the power efficiency (watts/THS).

Some interesting points to note:

  • Minimum order quantity of 5 units
  • Shipping starting March 1st
  • 135 hashing chips on board
  • 1 KW of power consumption per unit
  • BCH and USD wire payments accepted

Antminer V9 Review:

Plugging in the numbers into mycryptobuddy, it is a loss to mine with the Antminer V9 due to expected difficulty levels and its low power efficiency.

Projected profits of Antminer V9 according to mycryptobuddy

Projected profits of Antminer V9 according to mycryptobuddy

Here is the complete announcement emailer from Bitmain:

Bitmain A9 annoucement email

Bitmain A9 annoucement email

Complete Specifications of the Bitmain A9 is as follows:

Antminer A9 Specifications
No. Specification Value
1 Product model V9
2 Hash chip type BM1580
3 Total quantity of hash chips 135 PCS
4 Total quantity of hash boards 3 PCS
5 Total hash rate 4TH ±5%
6 DC voltage input 11.60~13.00 V
7 DC current input @12V DC 79.59 A +10%
8 DC Power @12V DC input 955 W +10%
9 220VAC Power @25℃ ,93% 1027 W +10%
conversion efficiency of APW3
10 220VAC Power efficiency @25℃,93% conversion efficiency of APW3  253mJ/MH+10%
11 Weight(without package)  3.05 kg
12 Operation temperature 0-40 ℃
13 Storage temperature -40-85 ℃
14 Operation humidity 5%RH-95%RH,
prevent condensation
15 Noise 76 dB
16 Networking connection mode Ethernet Cable
17 Power connection mode All three PCI-E ports are required to power the board. You can use one PSU to power multiple boards, but do not attempt to power one board with two PSUs.We suggest to prevent  the control board to be powered up before hash boards be powered up.
18 Size(Length*Width*Hight,without package) 301mm*123mm*155mm

Visit the Bitmain website for more details about Antminer A9.


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