Declaration: Before physical chips are out and fully tested, all specs/dates/data are for reference only and subject to change.
Although with unexpected obstacles, timing rearrangements and delays, our chips are still on track of delivery in March. This thread for releasing information of chips to public, with the intention of getting enough (direct) customers or (indirect) resellers aware before actual chips are produced.
The information will be updated to be more and more accurate, as we are updated with our fab, engineers, as well as the mining market.SpecificationProcess node:
QFN64 8mmx8mm (with another option of QFN64 7mmx7mm possible)I/O:
Standard SPI protocol with clk, in, out and cs.Rated Hashrate:
12.8GHash/s per chip, with a wide range of overclock/downclock optionsRated Voltage:
0.72V, recommended voltage range is 0.55V-1VPower Consumption:
0.2J/GHash low voltage, 0.35J/GHash rated voltageWhat to expect with the chips
Datasheets and reference PCB design are going to be released as soon as they are ready.
Chips will be available for ordering once the functionality and yield rate are confirmed with testing on actual chips.
There will be three modes of orders: Immediate delivery, 2-month delivery and 3-month delivery, with the price getting lower one by one. For 2-month and 3-month delivery, premium + balance payment may be supported to enhance liquidity and enable larger orders.
Both USD and Bitcoin payments are supported, but the nominal price will be based on USD.
Full devices from ASICMiner are definitely going to exist on the form of samples and small batches. ASICMiner may also build new mining farms based on new chips. Unsliced wafers may also be available for sale. But the main business direction is to provide packaged chips.Price range
0.49$/G-0.99$/G, depending on order size and delivery speed of choice.
Please bear in mind that when choosing brands of Bitcoin mining chips, the cost of making whole working mining devices, including PSUs, DC/DC, heatsinks, fans, and room cooling facilities, needs to be taken into account. With our relatively low power consumption, the customer can save more money on the devices' side.Partners
We are especially interested in the following types of business partners:
1. Large mining operation owners who can also do massive PCB production of their own.
2. Mining device manufacturers who can improve our open-source design or make new designs from scratch.
3. Resellers with various channels and abundant liquidity in cash or Bitcoins.Contact
Please PM to (friedcat) on bitcointalk, or mail to (firstname.lastname@example.org
) for future partnership discussions. Please do not use them for information inquiry, because all info about chips will be published here.