On September 9, Bitmain announced that new S17 mining machines are already available for purchase. The leading producer of ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) shared the update through a press release.
The new models are dubbed S17e and T17e. According to Bitmain, both products carry new features that would allow for more stable mining operations along with increased efficiency and longevity.
Specifications and improvements revealed
Bitmain’s announcement came with complete attention to details. The producer specified that the S17e’s power efficiency is at 45 J/TH while the hash rate is at 64 TH/s. Meanwhile, the T17e operates at 55 J/TH with a hash rate of 53 TH per second.
To boost stability and hardware longevity, Bitmain decided to use a dual tube system for heat dissipation on both mining machines. Moreover, the creator claims that the newly-released products have embedded software with improved cybersecurity protocols. Notably, this feature aims to block malicious attacks.
Sale procedures and delivery
Bitmain explained that the mining machines would come in 3 batches. The sale would be conducted on September 9, 10, and 11. The delivery time for the first batch is scheduled on November 1-10. The second batch will be shipped from November 11-20 while the scheduled delivery of the last batch falls on November 21-30.
The first batch had been put up for sale on September 9. Buyers can expect to receive their products on November 1-10. The next sale is on September 10 in which the buyers can expect delivery from November 11 to November 20.
Bitmain also announced that buyers who would not receive their orders within the scheduled delivery time frame would receive compensation coupons. The reparation would be based on the mining pool’s share rewards.
In August, Coinmod reported that Bitmain ordered 600, 000 mining chips from a Taiwan-based hardware manufacturing company. With a plan of increasing operational capacity by 50%, industry analysts claim that Bitmain would rake in $12 billion soon.