Earlier this month, Bitmain, the Beijing based bitcoin mining equipment manufacturer had announced the launch of its latest bitcoin mining ASIC. The company claimed that its latest mining ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) BM1385 is more energy efficient and faster than its predecessor BM1384 and will be part of the company’s latest bitcoin mining hardware.
Bitmain has now launched its latest version of Antminer range of bitcoin miners. The new Antminer S7 with the latest BM1385 mining ASIC boasts of being the most efficient and powerful bitcoin miner till date manufactured by Bitmain. Antminer S7 is said to consume 50 percent less power per gigahash than the previous Antminer S5.
Bitmain had earlier launched another limited version bitcoin miner named Antminer S5+ capable of churning out 3000 GH/s more than the latest Antminer S7. However, the Antminer S5+ was bigger than S7 and in comparison with S5+, Antminer S7 offers more for less in terms of size. Antminer S7 uses the custom BM1385 chipset whose design deviates from that of all the previous ASICs manufactured by Bitmain. The new BM1385 ASICs follow a full-custom design flow which results in a greater efficiency. The only