Antminer R4 and the BM1387 ASIC Chip: First Bitcoin Mining ASIC Based
The BM1387 chip is classified as being the most efficient bitcoin mining chip available on the consumer market. It delivers a record-breaking 0.098 J/GHs, due to its use of new TSMC’s 16nm FinFET technology. Antminer R4 has 126 chips that deliver more efficiency and hashrate than any other bitcoin miner. Below are just a few of the features about the Antminer R4 that set it apart from the other chips available, on the market.
East to Use
The Antminer has been designed with an easy-to-use interface to make it more user friendly than other chips, on the market. Its interface also allows the user to customize their settings, which makes it easier to use and more convenient for the average person. Not to mention, it can be upgraded frequently and effortlessly with new releases from Bitmain Antminers, which means users will never have to worry about searching for new hardware updates.
Custom Fan Design
With bitcoin miners, the fans are generally loud. However, with the Antminer R4, the design was created to have a small fan that was designed to produce half as much noise as the standard fans that are used. Unlike other types of fans, the fans in this type of chip has its speed automatically controlled, which is what helps to reduce the noise it produces.
Custom Builds That Reduce Noise
Other than the different type of fans used in the S9, the Antmier R4 uses a power supply that has the most silent and advanced PSU available, on the market. It uses the APW5, which delivers 1300W to 2600W, and since its fan is automatically controlled, it helps to keep the power supply from overheating, which is what helps to prolong the life of the Antminer R4.
Designed for the Home
Unlike other bitcoin miners like Antminer A3 hosting that requires colocation datacenter cooling, the Antminer R4 is the perfect size for any home. It was designed to be smaller than other miners to fit amongst the rest of a home’s electronics, without taking over too much space. Plus, it is a lot quieter than other miners. Therefore, it will not disturb the home by producing an excessive amount of noise, while it is on. Plus, it is one of the strongest bitcoin miners available, on the market, delivering a hashrate of 8.6TH.
The Antminer R4 uses the Xilinx’s ZYNQ-7000 for its control board, and it allows it to have the ARM Cortex-AD dual-core processor, which can support a Gigabit Ethernet connection. This means that it has all the power required for a home bitcoin miner.