Update 12/30/2016: Innosilicon is having a jig shipped around to customers to flash the B1 and B2 miners.
For US customers: This jig is making its way around to customers at this time. Miners that have been flashed with the jigs are running stably at this time.
For those looking for the latest firmware for the Batch 3 and updated miners:https://www.dropbox.com/s/9umhsbtky6t1c6j/2.0.2beta.rar?dl=0UPDATE 12/16/2016: Innosilicon is shipping jigs to some customers to flash miners firmware
Innosilicon will be shipping a hardware jig that can flash the A4 miners to a newer build that is running stably with Batch 3 miners. In the US we will be getting 1 jig to be shared by all Batch 1 and Batch 2 miner owners. The community is stepping up to help resolve this situation and to make the batch 1 and 2 A4's work correctly. We will be reaching out to all A4 owners and guiding them to these forums for the latest news and the process for getting your A4's flashed and working properly. We will provide more details as soon as we know more.
NOTE: You have to use the latest software build v2.0.2 or newer with the updated firmware from this flashed firmware.
Well we finally have the initial details from Innosilicon regarding the A4 Dominator. It is now available for Pre-Order and we have been provided the following specs for the new miner:
Update: World Most Profitable A4 Dominator Miner is coming soon! Early batch goes fast with best efficiency ever and very limited quantity, and who are the lucky ones to get the access to the first batch will, with no doubt, enjoy the early gain before anybody else, that means big profit.
Pre-order price: 1800 USD per unit plus shipping fee, 5 units to start
Estimated delivery time: Starts from August and max delay is one month.
Warrantee: 45 days parts warranty
l Part Number: INNOSILICON A4 Dominator 280Mhs per unit (+-10% performance, can be over-clocked at user's risk)
l Size: Length 28cm * Width 12.8cm * Height 25cm (Inches: Length: 11.02 inches * Width: 5.03 inches * Height: 9.84 inches)
l Net weight: 11KG (without PSU)
l ASIC: A4, 80pcs
l Blade: 4pcs
l Voltage: +12V
l Power efficiency: Initial batch will be defaulted at 3.2W/Mhs in Turbo mode, 2.2W/Mhs in Norminal mode, and 1.35W/Mhs in ultra low power mode
l Required rated PSU: 1000W or above, 8 * PCI-E 6Pin
PSU is external and exclusive to save your international shipping cost, which can be acquired used easily at low cost or reused from old version miners.
l Included: Raspberry Pi, it is plug and play with your PSU
Link to the Innosilicon Web Site for further info:http://www.innosilicon.com/
We were given a few details about the hash rates:
The hash rate per box is different from what we expected, but it's based on sample chip performance tested in the lab. And still A4 Dominator has the best efficiency ever, and we determined the price based on the specs.
Shipping fee via our DHL channel is more than 70% off the list price, and will be paid before delivery after we know the actual weight of the machines.
I have asked about setting up a group buy here on BCT and would like to start the conversation about how many people would be interested in getting into this group buy. We need a minimum order of 10 units to place an order. I have ask about doing this with Chloe at Innosilicon and I am awaiting a reply back now.
I have also asked for more details, pictures, video of the running miners like what they have done in the past with the A2 so we can see what it is we are talking about and an idea of what this miner looks like in action.So I guess the question here in this thread is do you want to be in the group buy? If so how many units do you want?
Of course there are a lot of details to iron out yet, but now is the time to get that ball rolling. If you have experience here on BCT organizing a group buy or have experience setting something like this up please feel free to chime in. We can use all the input we can get as we organize this group buy.
UPDATE 1: I received a response from Innosilicon regarding the inquiry on the A4, a group buy, and possibly extending the warranty. Also they have a demo video for the A4 chip. I punched in the numbers they quote in the video and they don't appear to match what is provided for the miner. So I will ask for more info. I will be sharing the link to this group buy post with them so that they might join in the conversation and possibly facilitate the group buy. They have offered to extend the warranty to 45 days vs the 30 days and explained that it is parts replacement warranty due to shipping costs. So if we have a bad board or module they will ship the replacement part instead of the back and forth trying to ship entire units.
UPDATE 2: We have an update regarding the A4 miner, and the ship dates have moved forward to August-Sept.Here is the demo video for the 14nm A4 chip:http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTYwMTEwMTcyNA==.html?qq-pf-to=pcqq.c2c