Bit primary and Microbat’s modern-day machines can’t thrive in the first era of the best Intel chips.
The first generation of Intel’s predicted mining chips was revealed at the Solid-State Circuits conference on Feb. 20, but the second generation, which is expected to be delivered to Grid Infrastructure later this year, was not shown.
Intel released the first generation of its highly anticipated mining chips on Sunday at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference but did not reveal any information about the second generation, which will be available later this year to the bitcoin mining firm Grid Infrastructure.
Intel’s first-generation “Bonanza Mine” integrated circuits were expected to disrupt the gambling industry, where two companies currently reign supreme, but the performance revealed for Intel’s first-generation “Bonanza Mine” is below current machines.
Tom’s equipment was used to first expose the information. An Intel representative demonstrated to CoinDesk that the hardware website had direct access to the convention presentation, as reported by the publication. In contrast to the supply agreement with Grid, which looks to Grid’s second-generation ASIC, codenamed BZM2, for guidance, the ISSCC spokesperson described the chip discovered there as a “first-technology product exploration from 2018.”
Each hash board contains seventy-five ASICs, each measuring 7 x 7.5mm. At 3,600W, the primary-generation Bonanza Mine machine consumes 40 terahash/second (TH/s) of power, making it one of the most efficient mining machines. Compared to Bitmain’s Antminer S19j XP and MicroBT’s Whatsminer M30s++, this is a significant drop in performance.
For each of the 258 SHA-256 double hash engines in the ASICs, there is an “extremely low” voltage of 355mV. Everyone operates between 1.35 and 1.06 GHz at 75°C, using a common 7.5W power supply to achieve a maximum transfer rate of 137 GH/s per second.
This equates to a J/TH/s output at 355mV of 55 joules/terahash/2nd (J/TH/s). At 140 TH/s, the Antminer can be as green as 21.five J/TH/s. There are several fine styles, but Intel’s gadget is among the best in power and thermal efficiency. It can perform at an overall power and thermal efficiency of forty-nine. seventy-two J/TH/s and 34.5 TH/s, as well as electricity savings of fifty-four.seventy-two J/TH/s.
ASIC chips for the first or second generation have not been confirmed for Jack Dorsey’s Block or Argo Blockchain as of yet, but both are expected to receive Intel’s new mining chips in the coming months. Customers can use Intel-provided silicon to design their structures thanks to Grid’s delivery settlement with the semiconductor company, which is redacted for the most part. The grid will license the reference design materials for the BMZ2 from Intel.