Mini review of Antminer S19 XP Hydro
On March 12 this year, Bitmain officially announced the release of the Antminer S19 XP Hyd. This ashik model was developed with liquid cooling capability. And it was positioned as the best in its class in terms of hashing speed and efficient mining of virtual coins.
Main characteristics of the device
- Version: S19 XP Hyd.
- Crypto-algorithm: SHA256.
- Hash rate: 255 ±3% TH/s.
- Power: 5304 ±5% W.
- GVW: 15.40 kg.
- Net weight: 13.10 kg.
- Length, width, height: 570*316*430mm.
- Energy efficiency: 20.8 ±5% J/TH.
The fundamental difference between this ashik and other devices
- Other asics are cooled by built-in fans. The Antminer S19 Hydro series uses liquid to keep the miner from overheating.
- This is not Bitmain's first experience in creating devices of this type. The company has tried to design something like this before. But, as a rule, these asics are not intended for a wide audience. Largely because of the price range. Also, due to the complexity of the assembly and the presence in the miner a large number of parts, repair and purchase Antminer S19 XP Hydro beats on the pockets of many fans of mining virtual coins.
- But, we think it is worth it. The device has already managed to prove its profitability. Let's consider its advantages.
- Pros of Antminer S19 XP Hydro
- This ashik is 25% more powerful than its predecessor - Antminer S19 Pro Hydro. And in general, this indicator (W) is higher than that of many other miners that use a fan for cooling.
- Predicted high profitability of the device. Which will allow it to pay off quickly if the analysts' information turns out to be correct.
- High indicators of energy efficiency.
- The presence of a water cooling system, which will allow the asicus to work in various temperature regimes and not overheat.
- Even now this device does not have many competitors that could compare with Antminer S19 XP Hydro. Not to mention the fact that they were almost non-existent when the ashik was introduced. And that was in March of this year.
- Compact size, which allows you to place the device and in special, equipped for mining technical premises. Theoretically, due to the low noise level (as claimed by the manufacturers), you can install an asic even in a residential area. Provided that it has good soundproofing.
- Want to mine bitcoins? Great! This equipment is perfect for you. And it can pay for itself in a year and a half. Provided that the price of electricity in the region in which you will be mining virtual coins will not be exorbitant. And do not forget about the BTC halving (planned fall in the value of crypto), which should occur in early to mid 2024.
- The manufacturer gives a warranty on the device. If you buy an asic on the official Bitmain website, then, if necessary, you will be entitled to a free repair of the miner or a refund for faulty equipment. Of course, if the conditions exhibited by the manufacturer are met.
Disadvantages of Antminer S19 XP Hydro
- high cost, we managed to find a device for 13,800 US dollars at a discount (about 80,000 Russian rubles), which is not bad even for a machine of this level;
- the limited number of units produced in this series;
- not many companies where you can buy this model;
- probably one device will not be enough for full-fledged virtual coin mining, since these asics cannot work alone;
- the theoretical need for a centralized cooling system. It, by the way, is also offered by Bitmain. And such a container will cost from $100.000.
Antminer S19 XP Hydro на World Digital Mining Summit 2022 «POW POWER AND MINING IMPETUS»
The device was also presented at the global mining event in Mexico. Ultramining specialists were able to see the ashik with their own eyes.
We wrote about the cost of this device. It is known that it was sold at the event through an auction, and some guests of the event had the opportunity to buy the miner at a lower price.
Despite the fact that more than eight months have passed since the release of Antminer S19 XP Hydro, this equipment is still in demand. It held a place of honor among all the devices presented at the World Digital Mining Summit 2022.
Whether to buy Antminer S19 XP Hydro in 2023
At the moment the device has its advantages and disadvantages. Objectively, this ashik is great for industrial mining. Preferably with a special cooling system provided by Bitmain.
Now there are not many devices that would offer such high technical characteristics. Therefore, the demand for Antminer S19 XP Hydro will remain in 2023.