终于要正式进军“挖矿”事业了！Intel is finally about to officially enter the “mining” business!
Unlike NVIDIA and AMD, which turned their graphics cards upside down, Intel directly designed a special ASIC, code-named “Bonanza Mine” or “Bonanza Lake”, which was born for mining, specifically bitcoin mining, known as ultra-low voltage, Super energy efficient.
Bitcoin miner GRIID also revealed that it signed a BZM2 ASIC purchase agreement with Intel on September 8, 2021, and reserved the supply with Intel 18 months in advance. Auto-renewal.
Although we have always said it is a “mining card”, different from NVIDIA, AMD’s graphics card or “mining card”, ASIC is just a chip, it is suitable for multiple integration in a circuit board or a set of systems in a cluster manner. Performing large-scale operations, coupled with specialized circuits and algorithms, is naturally much more efficient.
Here are the numerous ASICs inside the WhatsMiner M30S-88T miner:
According to the latest excavated details, Intel BZM2 ASIC is actually its second generation product, but we have never heard of the first generation.
It is manufactured using the Intel 7nm process (also known as Intel 4 now), with an area of only 14.16 square millimeters (a 300mm wafer can cut up to 4000 pieces), a core frequency of 1.67GHz, and a mining power of 137GH/s (that is, 137000MH). /s), while the power consumption is only 2.5W, and the computing power of 1TH/s only needs 18W.
Twenty-five such chips can be configured into a system, with a total computing power of 3.425TH/s, power consumption of only 62.5W, and a total power supply voltage of only 8.875V, with an average of only 0.335V per chip.
This is what Intel calls “ultra-low voltage” and “ultra-energy efficiency.”
This kind of mining efficiency can certainly beat the graphics card N light years, of course, for professional mining machines, it is nothing.
For example, the MicroBT M30S++ mining machine has a single chip computing power of 252GH/s and a power consumption of only 7.82W. It is manufactured by Samsung’s 8nm process.
The Bitmain S19j Pro 104T mining machine has a single chip computing power of 270GH/s and a power consumption of only 7.99W. The machine is manufactured with a 7nm process.
You may ask, why do so many people use graphics cards to mine? Because it is cheap, mining machines are not affordable. The two types mentioned above cost $13,000 and more than $11,000.
So, you also know why Intel wants to make a mining machine…
不同于NVIDIA、AMD把显卡倒腾过去，Intel直接设计了专门的ASIC，代号“Bonanza Mine”或者“Bonanza Lake”，天生就是为了挖矿而生，确切地说是挖比特币，号称超低电压、超高能效。
根据最新挖掘到的细节，Intel BZM2 ASIC其实已经是其第二代产品，但第一代我们从未听说过。
它采用Intel 7nm工艺制造(也就是现在所谓的Intel 4)，面积仅为14.16平方毫米(一块300mm晶圆可切割最多4000颗)，核心频率1.67GHz，挖矿算力137GH/s(也就是137000MH/s)，而功耗仅为2.5W，1TH/s的算力也只需要18W。
比特大陆S19j Pro 104T矿机单颗芯片算力270GH/s，功耗不过7.99W，台机的7nm工艺制造。