During the Bitcoin 2023 conference in Miami, bitcoin mining rig producer Microbt unveiled three new additions to their Whatsminer series. The latest Whatsminer models, namely the M50S++, M53S++, and M56S++, boast hashpower ranging from 150 terahash per second (TH/s) to an impressive 320 TH/s.
Microbt Introduces Cutting-Edge Whatsminer Models at Bitcoin 2023
This week at Miami’s Bitcoin 2023 event, Microbt introduced three distinct application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) bitcoin mining devices. “Microbt is glad to release three new models of Whatsminer M50 series at Bitcoin 2023 which are air-cooling M50S++, hydro-cooling M53S++ and immersion cooling M56S++,” the company tweeted on May 18. Micorobt’s three new miners are expected to be released to the general public this month.
The newly released models offer significantly more hashpower compared to previous iterations; for example, the air-cooled M50S++ generates 150 TH/s, surpassing the Whatsminer M50S which produces 126 TH/s. Sporting an efficiency rating of 22 joules per terahash (J/T), the miner utilizes Samsung’s cutting-edge 5nm ASIC technology. Meanwhile, the M56S++ immerses itself as a liquid-cooled bitcoin ASIC miner boasting 230 TH/s of hashpower and maintaining a similar 22 J/T efficiency rating.
Microbt’s hydro-cooling ASIC mining rig, the M53S++, delivers an unrivaled hashpower output in the industry today. The Whatsminer M53S++ reaches a staggering 320 TH/s — a whole 65 TH/s greater than Bitmain’s Antminer S19 XP Hydro, the previous top BTC miner in terms of hashrate. Like its Whatsminer counterparts, the M53S++ possesses a 22 J/T efficiency rating and employs Samsung’s advanced 5nm chipsets.
As technology advances, bitcoin mining rigs have dramatically increased their capabilities with innovations like hydro and immersion-cooling systems alongside increasingly efficient application-specific integrated circuits. Back in 2018, Bitfury’s B8 miner was considered state-of-the-art, generating 40 TH/s, while other top contenders included Ebang’s E10 and Bitmain’s S9 models, which produced 14-18 TH/s per device.
The current Whatsminer website does not display the price ranges for the M50S++, M53S++, and M56S++ models, leaving potential customers in the dark about the latest offerings. Furthermore, it lacks the option to acquire the newly unveiled machines showcased at Bitcoin 2023 in Miami.
As of now, interested buyers can only find the M50, M50S+, and M56S models on sale, with prices ranging from $1,970 to $4,200 per unit. The M50 to M56S variations offer a hashrate of approximately 118 to 200 TH/s, varying depending on the specific model selected. The company also released a new short film showcasing the new miners, which can be viewed via the Youtube video below.
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