Antminer X3 Alternatives (July 2018)
In the first half of 2018 many companies released ASIC miners for the CryptoNight proof-of-work algorithm. The most well known of these is the Antminer X3, but it isn't the only one that was released. Companies like Halong Mining, PinIdea and Innosilicon also released ASICs for CryptoNight.
This guide will go through alternative ASICs to the Antminer X3, comparing them against the cost, hashrate and power of the X3.
Antminer X3 Benchmark
Be aware that at these prices and delivery dates, this is a very high risk miner to buy, as many coins using this algorithm will likely hard fork soon (where these ASICs will no longer be efficient at mining them). See this guide if this is a surprise to you. The goal of this guide is to see if competing miners are more cost effective.
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Antminer X3, 220KH/s (supplier cost $1,900)
Quantity to achieve 220KH/s: 1
Quantity to achieve 220KH/s: 0.92
Equivalent power: 442W
Equivalent cost: $1,398
Innosilicon A8 CryptoMaster, 160 KH/s (supplier cost $950)
Quantity to achieve 220KH/s: 1.38
Equivalent power: 483W
Equivalent cost: $1,311
DragonMint X1, 124 KH/s (supplier cost $1714)
Quantity to achieve 220KH/s: 1.77
Equivalent power: 435W
Equivalent cost: $3,034
DragonMint X2, 248 KH/s (supplier cost $3115)
Quantity to achieve 220KH/s: 0.89
Equivalent power: 435W
Equivalent cost: $2,772
PinIdea RR-200, 27 KH/s ($5,000 on Amazon)
Quantity to achieve 220KH/s: 8.15
Equivalent power: 2,852W
Equivalent cost: $40,750
Baikal Giant-N, 20 KH/s ($3,330 on Amazon)
Quantity to achieve 220KH/s: 11
Equivalent power: 660W
Equivalent cost: $36,784
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