Bitmain, one of the largest bitcoin mining pool operators and China’s second largest fabless chipmaker, today announced it has officially released the Antminer Z11.
The Antminer Z11 is designed by Bitmain to virtually mine cryptocurrencies such as Zcash, which are based on the Equihash algorithm. The miner is produced to be a leading model by performance to mine such cryptocurrencies. The new Antminer is now pre-selling on Bitmain’s official website and will start shipping shortly.
The Antminer Z11 offers a hashing power of 135 KSol/s, which is three times more powerful than that of the Antminer Z9, Bitmain’s previous Equihash miner.
With a newly designed internal circuit structure, the Z11 also has a power-efficiency of 10.50 J/KSol, saving 60% of electricity cost compared to the Z9.
The Antminer Z11 uses Bitmain’s latest proprietary 12nm chip, which is made using advanced Bare Die molding technology for better heat dissipation. Even though the Antminer Z11 packs in three times more hashing power than the Antminer Z9, at 5.4 kg, it weighs slightly less than the Z9.
To preserve the Zcash community’s values around security, reliability, and accessibility, Bitmain had previously Tweeted real-time updates to ensure more transparency and will continue to provide shipping updates of the first batch of the Antminer Z11. These commitments to transparency will continue to provide the Zcash foundation and community with the security, reliability, and accessibility they desire of manufacturers.