The BM1387 ASIC Chip
The world’s first bitcoin mining ASIC based on the 16nm process node Bitmain’s BM1387 chip is built using TSMC’s 16nm FinFET technology and, delivering a record-breaking 0.098 J/GHs, is the world’s most efficient bitcoin mining chip in the consumer market. Each Antminer S9 uses 189 chips to deliver more hash rate and efficiency than any bitcoin miner has ever made.
A Compact Time-tested Design
World’s most powerful bitcoin miner, yet smaller than many portable boom-boxes Antminer S9 follows the same form factor as that of the hugely popular Antminer S7 and is nearly the same size. Yet it has more than thrice the power and twice the efficiency of the S7. Each Antminer S9 uses 189 chips to deliver more hash rate and efficiency than any bitcoin miner has ever made.
Special Design Control Board to Reduce Latency
S9’s control board uses the Altera Cyclone® V system-on-a-chip (SoC) built on TSMC’s 28nm low-power (28LP) process technology Bitmain’s engineering team understood the importance of every detail while working on making the world’s most efficient yet powerful bitcoin miner. The Antminer S9’s control board uses the power-efficient Cyclone® V chip that uses an integrated ARM® Cortex®-A9 processor and supports Gigabit Ethernet to ensure that mined blocks are submitted instantly.
Engineered to Remain Powerful Yet Cool
A high-grade aluminum case, customized heat-sinks and two computer-controlled fans to keep it cool S9 utilizes a combination of conduction and convection cooling to make the world’s most powerful miner perform best without getting hotter than any other terahash bitcoin miner. Every chip of S9 is fitted with custom-made heat sinks that are made of a high-grade Aluminum alloy. The case of S9 is made of the same material. Two computer-controlled high speed fans on both ends of the “tube” ensure that the hot air is rapidly replaced by cooler air at the required speed.
Ease of Use
Antminer’s user interface has been carefully designed keeping in mind the needs of our users After you have accessed the Antminer’s user interface, all you have to do is to enter your wallet address and mining pool settings before you start mining. The user interface also allows you to customize settings and can be upgraded to new releases from Bitmain.