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Bitmain jumps into the X11 arena with their new miner: Antminer D3

Bitmain has begun making hardware for different algorithms aside from sha-256 (Bitcoin algorithm). They created one for scrypt and now, they've created an incredibly fast miner for the X11 algorithm.

Antminer D3 - Specifications

  • Hash rate: 15 GH/s (Variation of ±5% is expected)
  • Power consumption: 1200W (at the wall, with Bitmain’s APW3 PSU, 93% efficiency, 25°C ambient temp).
  • Dimensions of the miner: 320*130*190mm
  • Hashing algorithm: X11

Antminer D3 - Profitability

Check these links for the latest profitability data:

As a summary, it looks like ROI for this hardware is about 11 days. This is an incredible value for new hardware and i hope we see more ROI's like this!


Very interesting new miner on the block with very, very high ROI. Definitely, something miners should consider if you're looking to upgrade your current gear, or even coming into mining for the first time!

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    Hash Rate: 453 GH/s±5% with great OC potential
    Power Consumption: 355 Watt at the wall 
    Power Efficiency: 0.78J/GH on wall
    Power Supply: 12V DCSize:  331 mm x 137 mm x 160 mm Fans: Two 14038 fans mounted on both front and back ends
    Operating Temperature: 0 °C to 35 °C