The change in the price of graphics cards and ASIC for 3 years
I’m sure many wondered how varied the yield and the price of mining hardware. To answer this question, we will conduct a study of prices of popular models of Asimov and graphics cards in the period from 2015 to our time and derive the results in the table for clarity. Delve into the history.
Analysis asik for mining bitcoin
Even now you can find announcements about the sale of unprofitable Antminer S5, although this asik came on the market in 2014. In anticipation of the summer 2015 has started periodically stop the sale of Antminer S5 with hasraton 1.1 Th/s and users started talking about the release of a new camera. They were right in June Bitmain presented the characteristics of asik, the speed of which at the time seemed revolutionary – 4.8 Th/s. Even more impressive was the level of energy efficiency – 260 W 1 Th/s. Previous analog had efficiency in 545 W 1 Th/s. The process Antminer S7 still accounted for 28 nm – the same as the S5.
Potential customers doubted the pre-order as the price and the return did not give rosy forecasts. With the cost of Antminer S7 $2400 the issue of cost recovery was actively discussed, as the rate of bitcoin at the time was a stable and a few years fluctuated in the range of $200-400. With fear we waited for the reduction of the price from 25 BTC to 12.5 BTC in July 2016. As a result, at the time of dividing the reward of the daily yield Antminer S7 was about $3. No sooner had the owners of the C7 pamineti and a half years as Bitmain has announced a truly revolutionary device hasraton 14 Th/s.
Antminer S9 ? without a doubt, the best asik for mining bitcoin, had stood on the top of Olympus 2 years. – Efficient Antminer S9 in 92 W 1 Th/s daily profit at the end of 2016 was as much as $15. With the growth Hasrat payback Antminer S9 was growing up, but instead increased and the exchange rate of bitcoin. Despite the positive figures, a large number of miners doubted the pre-order. Doubt added not only the price of asik S9, but the nebula plans Bitmain. Now miners don’t already know what to expect from the plant – is too dynamic seemed to change from 5 Th/s to 14 Th/s. As time has shown, subject to future exchange rate shocks original price Antminer S9 $2400 was acceptable. Two years later, on 16 nm process technology remains undefeated and at the moment there is no reliable test GMO-miner with chips B2 7 nm. Unfortunately, significant change in the price of asik for mining are presented only for SHA-256. ASIC devices for other algorithms simply do not have such a rich history.
Chronology prices on asik for Litecoin
First asik for mining Litecoin Antminer called L. They were announced back in 2014, but in sale only in 2017 called Antminer L3+. The first machine gave out 504 Mh/s and cost $2000. Efficiency was 1.5 W per 1 Mh/s. It is interesting that for 2 years Bitmain has not made a significant upgrade relative to a series of Litecoin. Came only Antminer L3++ hasraton $580 Mh/s. A strong competitor in the mining of litecoin was made by Innosilicon A4+ LTCMaster, but it was implemented later, so it makes no sense to consider changes in the price of Innosilicon.
How to change prices on asik for DASH
The first ASIC for X11 algorithm went on sale a year ago. Bitmain Antminer called it D3. More powerful Innosilicon A5 Dashmaster will not be considered, as it came out later. First, D3 was selling for $4000 with delivery and did not spare money for pre-order. A rude awakening was waiting for almost all of the early buyers of D3 Antminer due to the sharp fall of profitability in connection with fulminant growth Hasrat network dash. Next was the petition to Bitmain asking for new firmware, the result of which was a coupon for $150 for purchase of equipment at the plant.
The price range for ASIC for mining Equihash, Ethash, CryptoNight and Blake(2b) is also not significant due to the fact that they entered the market in 2017 and 2018.
The change in the price of the video card (2016 – 2018)
“Red” card (AMD) joined the market in April 2017. “Green” (Nvidia) has released the tenth generation the year before that gave the advantage in the market. Now it is the same – Nvidia has already released the 20-th generation, while upgrading from AMD is not expected until 2019. We did a detailed analysis of price changes on the Nvidia 10-th generation. Will have the same timeline for the most popular cards of AMD in the mining and complement the previous analysis of the prices of Nvidia graphics cards in 2016.
The workhorse of the red supports Radeon RX 570 with hasraton 24-30 Mh/s in the extraction of ether. Initially, the RX 570 price was set at $230, but the growth rate of the ETH led to the sale at retail at a price of $380. In 2018, the price stabilized to the initial level. To consider the prices of other AMD makes no sense, as they all came, too, in 2017.
The most popular card Nvidia for mining for a long time was the GTX 1060. The model 1070 also fared well in mining which could not be said about 1080 and 1080 ti to the upgrade in the form of tablets in April 2018.
In the summer of 2016 1060 came on the market at a price of $400, to a peak rate ETH in 2017 were sold for $300 and is now worth about $240. Two years ago GTX 1080 came out on the market at a price of $800 in 2017 rose to $1000, in the current year is $550.
Data obtained in the study do not reveal useful new trend. We can only say that the mining equipment lasts about 2 years, and the first batch always came to the market at inflated prices. Evidence supports the price of RTX 2080 ti – 100 000 rubles. It’s time to replace Antminer S9 and the tenth generation of graphics cards. Consequently, the miners can wait for the new products from AMD and acclaimed Asimov at 24 Th/s.