PinIdea ASIC X11 Miner DR-1 Hashrate 500MH/s @320w Weighs 4.5kg

miner-48er

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ummm, no pictures or descriptions of the USB miner or the chips? No posts anywhere other than this thread?
 

twerkle

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ummm, no pictures or descriptions of the USB miner or the chips? No posts anywhere other than this thread?
Soleo said he was going to post a video so I didn't bother taking too many photos. He even offered me a usb miner in exchange to make a video but I declined because I'm lazy.
 

miner-48er

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Soleo said he was going to post a video so I didn't bother taking too many photos. He even offered me a usb miner in exchange to make a video but I declined because I'm lazy.
So you took a picture of the monitor showing a pool instead? Wasn't the miner about 18" away from the screen?
 

twerkle

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So you took a picture of the monitor showing a pool instead? Wasn't the miner about 18" away from the screen?
No, the active miner was in the tower underneath his desk. But he had a few on the desk that I looked over. The usb miners looked like every other one, didn't even think to take a picture. If you are still skeptical hopefully Soleo will be by with a video or something. I went more or less to see for myself, figured I'd post a picture for the community.
 

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Now, why would anybody be skeptical?
You're being kind of a douche honestly, I don't know what else you want from me. Take my word or don't, I couldn't give a fuck. Like I said, hopefully Soleo will be able to answer any questions you have.
 

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This past Sunday a friend and I had an opportunity to visit Soleo and see an example of their ASIC chip in action. I appreciate his willingness to let us see these in person and it was fun to chat with other people interested in cryptocurrency.

As they are currently still manufacturing the blades all he had on hand to demonstrate was a USB based ASIC. These are what we have seen in pictures before, a single chip USB solution for the ASIC. However it is enough to at least see both the ASIC and software in action.

In addition to their own ASIC they have written the mining software. While he was running it on Windows they will also have a Linux version available. I personally would have preferred them to integrate with existing open source mining solutions the simple GUI solution he had worked well.



We plugged in an amp meter into one of the USB sticks so we could measure its power usage. The image above shows 1.53 amps but it did climb higher up in the 1.7 amp range as the module heated up. The miner they will be selling includes cooling fans, based on how much the USB stick heated up this will definitely be needed. After running for a while the heat sink was too hot to touch. They have made improvements since this revision, that combined with active cooling should bring the power draw down. We were seeing about 8.5 watts of usage on this, however between the heat and extra components needed for USB this caused higher usage than we will see with the dedicated miner. I can not come to any conclusion of power usage other than even at that high usage it is still significantly lower than the DM384M.



From our conversations and everything we saw I am confident they have a working ASIC chip. While this is not an endorsement as there are many questions that still need answers I expect to order one when they become available. Soleo is our primary contact for the company, he is still working on videos, tutorials and will be handling the orders.

Thanks again Soleo for letting us visit, it was fun and what your company has produced looks impressive. I look forward to mining Dash again, it has been a while.
 

miner-48er

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Thanks for the photos. What rate was this single chip miner hashing at? What is the die size of this chip?

Thanks.
 

pinwc4

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Thanks for the photos. What rate was this single chip miner hashing at? What is the die size of this chip?

Thanks.
The peak we saw averaged around 8.5 MH/s and ran it there for a long time.

I did not ask about die size so he will have to answer that but the first post on this thread shows the package as QFN64, around 8mm x 8mm. I think he mentioned it being a 130nm process. While smaller processes exist manufacturing costs for small batches like this rise dramatically, from our discussion they did not feel it made sense to pursue at this time.
 
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pinwc4

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what will be the price smaller usb ones or a bit bigger with acceptable price
That is a good question for them. While they had no longer planned on releasing the USB version of the miner Soleo did ask me if there would be interest in them selling it. I am not interested in purchasing a USB version but maybe others would be? I just like to play with technology, marketing is way beyond me.
 
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It depend on price.
< $50 for first USB X11 miner as souvenir ;)
 

stakem

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+1 for X11 USB sticks if the price is reasonable.

Especially if a single X11 USB miner is capable of providing performance similar to that of a higher-end GPU at a much lower power consumption.

Since X11 is going the ASIC way apparently we need more miners to get their hands on X11 miners and USB miners manage to do that great.
 

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+1 for X11 USB sticks if the price is reasonable.

Especially if a single X11 USB miner is capable of providing performance similar to that of a higher-end GPU at a much lower power consumption.

Since X11 is going the ASIC way apparently we need more miners to get their hands on X11 miners and USB miners manage to do that great.
Yep, I`d like to buy some too :)
 

pinwc4

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soleo is there any update as to the shipping and availability of these? Has the mid-March timing changed?

Thanks.
Yeah, it would be nice to hear an update. When I met with him this past Sunday he had indicated they may start taking preorders next week with shipments beginning at the end of March. I got 500 Dash sitting by, just need to see a working blade.
 

murtezx

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This would be a great idea. Gets more people hashing on the network. Would be nice if there was a way to get the pool distribution improved as well.
of cours we all want to get income out of it weather with mining or other like free coins
 

servercookie

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I would also like to get on a waiting list , will definitly purchase 1 that is currently the max pr customer.
But if possible i would like to get 4 units

Thanks
 
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