According to Technews, Bitmain is about to release the Ethereum ASIC miner F3 in Q2 or Q3 2018. And Nvidia may reveal dedicated ‘Turing’ cryptocurrency mining cards in March too.
Bitmain is about to release F3, the ethereum ASIC miner. It’s reported that every miner is mounted with 3 mainboards. On each mainboard there are 6 ASIC processors, each of which has 32 1GB DDR3 memory. Therefore, one unit of F3 miner contains 72 Gigabyte DRAM memory.
The Antminer F3 would have a Hash Rate of 200 - 250 MH / s and a price of 2500 - 3000 dollars. To give us an idea, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti has a Hash Rate around 37.7 MH / s being used to the maximum and with overclocking. Now imagine that each GTX 1080 Ti round 865 euros at best with a reference model in Stock. 6x GTX 1080 Ti would give us a Hash Rate around 225 MH / s, an investment of 5,200 euros and better not to mention the consumption.
Not only would the miners stop buying the graphics cards, but they would try to sell their cards second-hand, flooding the market and causing a big drop in prices.