The Jasminer X4 Etchash Brick device, designed for mining Ethereum and similar cryptocurrencies, went on sale. Unlike most ASIC systems, this device does not have a noisy active cooling system, and Sunlune Technology’s 3D TSV Jasminer X4 chip consumes only up to 30 watts, combining processor and memory.
With a chip size of about 45 × 45 mm, the die area is 678 mm². There is 5 GB of storage on board with a bandwidth of up to 1 TB/s. The performance of Jasminer X4 Etchash Brick is up to 65 Mhash/s when working with Ethereum, and power consumption does not exceed 23 W. The Radeon RX 6800 graphics card delivers about the same amount, but at 170 watts.
It is possible that in four months the proof-of-stake model will be introduced on the Ethereum network, where mining will become unprofitable, but Jasminer X4 has several fallback options for this case. The device supports the popular Ethash and Etchash algorithms and can work with a wide range of cryptocurrencies: Ethereum Classic (ETC), Ethereum (ETH), Metaverse ETP (ETP), Expanse (EXP), Pirl (PIRL), DubaiCoin (DBIX ) , RESOC, EtherGem (EGEM), Ellaism (ELLA), Atheios (ATH), MixMarvel (MIX), Callisto (CLO), Mother of All Chains (MOAC), Ether-1 (ETHO) and EthereumX (ETX). Ethereum currently remains the most profitable and reliable of the list.
On the dealer’s website jingle mining The new device costs $1449. At current cryptocurrency rates, it fetches about $2.95 per day, which means it will pay for itself in more than 500 days — but assuming the Ethereum network merge event that marks the transition from proof-of-work (PoW) until Proof-of-Stake (PoS) is expected will be postponed again. Otherwise, you risk doubling the payback period.
With dimensions of 257 × 100 × 200 mm, the device weighs 4.8 kg – so you can easily design the whole room, especially since it only needs an Ethernet connection and a socket to work. The ASIC also features an attractive design in the spirit of the Sony PlayStation 2.