UPDATE (5th June 13:30 GMT): KnCMiner has declared the tape-out of its Titan scrypt miner. This suggests each and every depth in the chip design and style has been finalized and it is now relocating on to production, no chip design and style improvements are possible over and above this issue.
The business explained the first batch of Titan miners will ship “well within” the promised timeframe for pre-buy shoppers, which is the 3rd quarter of 2014.
KnCMiner also advised CoinDesk that the first batch of Neptune miners is anticipated to ship ahead of the conclusion of the present-day quarter, ie by the conclusion of June. The business could not specify an exact day, but one will be declared as shortly as possible.
KnCMiner has declared that it has almost finalised the design and style for its upcoming Titan scrypt ASIC, though it did not supply further details as to when the tape-out would choose place.
Most notably, KnCMiner also declared a solution update, declaring the Titan will provide up to 400 MH/s – a sizable boost more than the authentic output estimate.
When it was first declared back in March, KnCMiner explained the Titan would provide 100 MH/s, but, just days afterwards it revised the spec and explained the scrypt miner would churn out 250 MH/s.
With the most recent revision, the Titan should really provide a fourfold functionality raise more than the authentic spec.
New variations unveiled
KnCMiner also previewed two new variations of the Titan miner as element of its 2nd batch, which are readily available for pre-buy from the firm’s internet keep starting off nowadays. The new rigs are anticipated to be completely ready for delivery about a month right after the first batch is produced.
KnCMiner suggests the most recent revision will not have a major influence on electrical power use and thermals:
“In this operate, we’ve been in a position to enhance the Batch Two ‘Mini’ Titan to 200 MH/s, and the ‘standard’ Titan to 400 MH/s, while still retaining electrical power use and thermal disturbance as lower as possible. We’ve also made good strides in sounds reduction and packaging, aiming for a sturdier solution entirely.”
The group has also unveiled new chip artwork. This little KnC logo, measuring .16mm throughout, will be embedded in each and every single Titan die.
Retaining up with competitiveness
KnCMiner’s announcement follows Alpha Technology’s revision of its Viper scrypt miner spec, which will now provide up to 250 MH/s of electrical power. When Alpha made the news, KnCMiner was promising 250 MH/s from its flagship Titan miner.
A lot less than a month back, KnCMiner explained it would initiate tape-out of Titan ASICs in just a handful of weeks, declaring shipments will commence in the 2nd or 3rd quarter of 2014. With Q2 drawing to a close and no tape-out announcement nevertheless, Q3 is starting off to seem like a additional realistic timeframe, while the process could be accelerated.
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