On Monday (June 1), Chinese crypto mining giant Bitmain Technology Holding Company (“Bitmain”) launched the sale of its latest ASIC-based SHA-256 miner, the Antminer T19.
Bitmain’s press release, which was published as a post on its official blog says that the Antminer T19 uses “the same generation of custom-built chips found in the Antminer S19 and S19 Pro”, thereby which means it highly suitable for mining cryptoassets such as Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and Bitcoin SV (BSV) that use the SHA-256 hashing algorithm.
So, how does the Antminer T19 compare wuth the older Antminer T17? Bitmain says that the Antminer T19 “greatly improves performance, allowing miners to achieve better efficiency and earnings.”
The Antminer T19 also benefits from the new APW12 power supply and updated firmware (which should result in faster “start-up speeds”).
The Antminer T19 went on sale on Bitmain's website at 03:00 UTC (or 11:00 Singapore time) on June 1. To stop hoarding and profiteering, there is a limit of 2 units per customer.
The 14.2Kg Atminer T19, which costs $1749.00, currently has a shipping date of 21-30 June 2020.
Here are a few other specs:
- Hash rate: 84 TH/s +/- 3%
- Electric Power Required: 3150W +/- 5%
- Power supply AC input voltage: 200V-240V
Bitmain was founded in 2013 by Jihan Wu and Micree Zhan. In October 2018, Wu stepped down as the CEO of Bitmain, but a year later Zhan was fired, and Wu was officially reinstated as the company’s sole CEO last December.