The Antminer S9 , the most powerful and efficient miner to date was introduced not so long ago due to the fact that it gets really more challenging to make a profit as a Bitcoin miner because of the increasing difficulty to mine Bitcoins. Thus, it created the impression that only this Bitcoin miner is still currently producing a positive ROI in bitcoin miner pool’s environment. There are a lot of positive feedbacks about this product but there are still others who have doubts.
A summary of all the pros and cons are listed into one simple review. Most Powerful miner Excluding the electricity cost, mining pool feels or hardware expenses, the Antminer S9 can generate around 0. 5 Bitcoins every month because it has a hash rate of 12. Three different Bitcoin mining calculators were used to calculate and all showed the same results.
330 every month which is equivalent to 0. 5 BTC at the current exchange rate. A least amount of energy only is being expended compared to all other miners out there, therefore making it the most efficient miner as well. Adding the electricity cost otherwise will produce around 0. 33 BTC which is a little lesser. High-cost miner The cost of the Antminer S9 differs depending on which store you buy.
So I guess now you know which store you will start to look. This miner has superior mining abilities thus making it the priciest miner on the market nowadays. 150 since it can’t just be plugged in any wall. A video showing how to setup the miner with PSU: Using a PSU from an old Bitcoin miner will already suffice, for example the EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 Watt GPU PSU should also work with this miner. But it is best to buy the APW3-12-1600-B2 in situations where you don’t own any PSU yet, adding it to your initial investment cost and since the price is not much more than any other old PSU available. The older model will be at a discounted price due to lower demand compared to the new model which most people will rush to buy.
My overall rating is a 3. 5 since these don’t deserve a 4. These are great miners that can replace about 3 s7s. However, the miner gets way too hot over the s7s. The Antminer S7 is less power efficient than the S9 though, so if you consider this option, be sure to calculate again its ability to make profit. Here’s a complete comparison of the Bitcoin mining hardware available. No Bitcoin miners are created equal Never forget to check the specifications of the exact miner first before buying since Bitcoin miners are delivered in batches by Bitmain.