Antminer S17+ for sale
Antminer S17+ for sale. Bitmain Antminer S17+ (73Th) of SHA-256 algorithm with hashing power of 73Th/s at 2920W power consumption.
|Model||Antminer S17+ (73Th)|
|Also known as||266-Aa|
|Size||175 x 298 x 304mm|
|Temperature||5 – 45 °C|
|Humidity||5 – 95 %|
Antminer S17 Features
S17 miners run on the second-generation BM1397 chip. This is a 7 nanometre chip architecture which was introduced with the Antminer S15, the previous model. Unlike the S15, the Antminer S17 represents a dramatic increase of hashing power. Compared to Antminer S15, which achieved 18 to 28 terahash per second (Th/s), depending on the operation mode, the latest Antminer S17 model boasts 50 to 56 TH/s.
This significant leap in hashrate – roughly a doubling – is a result of significant technological advances made by Bitmain’s product development team. While the S15’s hashpower failed to impress when measured against its rivals, this new model is a return to form for Bitmain. As with the previous model, the Antminer S17 comes with a PSU attached to the miner’s chassis so you don’t need to buy one separately.
Antminer S17 vs. S17 Pro
Launching in two varieties called the S17 and S17 Pro, Bitmain opened up two production batches for worldwide pre-orders. There is a significant difference between the standard and Pro versions of this ASIC, which is the ability to manage the power consumption of the device. The Antminer S17 has two operation modes, called “Low Power” and “Normal”. The Antminer S17 Pro has three operation modes, called “Low Power”, “Normal”, and “Turbo,” giving mining professionals the ability to dynamically manage their mining operations. Such efficiency is the key to profitable mining, as electricity is always a miner’s major recurring expense. The Antminer S17 and S17Pro continue this successful mode-switching functionality that was first introduced with the S15.
Antminer S17 Specs
The Antminer S17 is capable of producing anywhere between 50 and 56 TH/s, depending on the version and batch. The power consumption rates for this model range from 39.5 Joules per terahash (J/TH) up to 45 J/TH. This works out to anywhere between 2094 – 2568 watts per hour of normal operation, although an ambient temperature above the device’s normal operating range can increase power consumption. Heat is always the enemy of electronic efficiency, and the S17’s fans consume significant power. Lower temperatures enable the miner to operate more efficiently, so it’s advisable for miners to create the coolest possible conditions (within reason) in which to run their mining rigs. Proper ventilation is key to prevent heat buildup.
Antminer S17 Return on Investment (ROI)
Both batches of the S17 and S17 Pro were quickly sold out. In fact, initial sales were so enthusiastic that all units were sold within a record-breaking five minutes. Finding a good deal on the S17 may be a difficult task to accomplish or at least an expensive one. Most second-hand Antminer S17 miners sell for an absurd price, considering the original price stated by the manufacturer. It’s safe to say that a second-hand purchase is not recommended for everybody. The length of time that a miner takes to pay off its initial price tag and operating cost is usually the determining factor in any rational purchase decision. The longer the projected time until a miner reaches profitability, the less likely it ever will. This is due to the ever-increasing level of competition in the mining space, which increases the mathematical difficulty of mining. I’ve taken the Antminer 17 56Th/s specs and inserted them into our Bitcoin mining calculator,
The Antminer S17 is a pretty reliable choice for miners at the time of writing. However, any volatility in the price of the cryptocurrency will impact this calculation, as well as variability in the electricity fees. You may find yourself reading this review at a time where Bitcoin’s price or difficulty are different than what I’ve used in the example. If this is the case, use the mining calculator and run your own calculations – the price and difficulty are automatically updated. As can be seen on the example above, the calculations indicate a period of roughly 1 year for the miner to pay itself back. However, you need to remember that these numbers are heavily influenced by the electrical fees paid by miners. In the example above, a miner will become profitable within a year, assuming a standard power cost of $0.11. However, miners will usually locate their operations in areas with low power costs than the standard, to maximize profits. The lower your power costs, the faster you’ll reach profitability. The most important parameter besides power cost is whether or not you’re able to get the miner directly from Bitmain. If that’s not possible, then the price of the second-hand retailer will be very important. If you’re considering buying a used S17 or from a reseller, it would take longer to have the miner pay back its price. However, the miner is very energy-efficient, so it is expected to remain profitable for a significantly long time, particularly if Bitcoin’s price rises.