Intel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。

比特币矿商GRIID也透露,2021年9月8日就与Intel签订了BZM2 ASIC的采购协议,提前18个月向Intel预约供应量,合同一直到2023年5月,而且到期后无异议即自动续约。

虽然我们一直说它是“矿卡”,但不同于NVIDIA、AMD的显卡或者“矿机”,ASIC只是一颗芯片,它适合以集群的方式多颗整合在一块电路板或者一套系统内,执行大规模运算,加上专用电路和算法,效率自然高得多。

以下是WhatsMiner M30S-88T矿机内的众多ASIC:

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。

25颗这样的芯片可以配置成一套系统,总算力高达3.425TH/s,功耗不过62.5W,而总的供电电压也只需8.875V,平均到每一颗芯片只有区区0.335V。

这就是Intel所说的“超低电压”、“超高能效”。

这样的挖矿效率当然可以甩开显卡N光年,当然对于专业矿机来说,还不算什么。

比如说,MicroBT M30S++矿机单颗芯片算力252GH/s,功耗仅为7.82W,三星8nm工艺制造。

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。

你可能会问了,那为啥还有那么多人用显卡挖矿?因为便宜啊,矿机可不是人能承受的,上边说的两种单台要1.3万美元、1.1万美元以上。

所以,你也知道Intel为什么要做矿机了吧……

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