On a recent event Jacob and Yoshi from Bitmain dropped by to say hello, introduce us to the S2 upgrade boards (to get more life out of your old Antminer S2) and show us the current Bitmain Antminer S5 unit. This week we connect it to some power and a mining pool. I complain a little about the noise in the video but honestly never met a powerful miner that wasn’t noisy so Bitcoin miners know what to expect.
The unit hashes stable at a > 1Th hashing speeds, even at its default frequency setting. We found increasing the frequency of little or no use so suggest you leave it at the default to keep errors at bay. If you are looking to get into home mining, this is the unit of choice at time of writing and one of the few that will allow you to break even or make a profit on mining.
We hope you enjoy this video. On behalf of the Bitcoin Embassy Amsterdam members a big thank you to Yoshi and Jacob for bringing the S5 over all the way from China. (hand carried!)
More Information: Bitmain web-site.