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Fast Comparability of the Goldshell KD BOX PRO and Goldshell KD BOX II Kadena ASIC Miners

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Goldshell’s new KD BOX II Kadena (KDA) ASIC miners are entering into the palms of increasingly more small and residential miners and we’ve additionally picked up one (now additionally a WiFi model is offered) and have determined to do a fast comparability between the KD BOX II and the older KD BOX PRO mannequin. The older KD BOX PRO mannequin was rated at 2.6 TH/s with 230 Watts of energy utilization or 0.088 W/GHs and the brand new KD BOX II is rated at 5 TH/s at 400 Watts of energy utilization or 0.08 W/GHs or with different phrases extra highly effective and simply barely extra environment friendly (there’s additionally a extra environment friendly low-power mode with 3.5 TH/s at 260 Watts). The benefit of the brand new mannequin is the upper hashrate in a barely greater measurement in comparison with the older mannequin as you’ll be able to see from the picture with only a tiny little bit of energy effectivity enchancment. Apparently sufficient Goldshell’s web site does cite the identical measurement of the case for each miners and contradicting numbers concerning their weight, nicely the brand new KD BOX II is clearly a bit bigger and weights extra. The noise stage cited within the specs can also be the identical, although the brand new mannequin undoubtedly is a bit noisier with only a few decibels (can range vastly on circumstances you utilize it at), however nonetheless nonetheless runs fairly silent and is okay for residence use.

Similar to with the earlier mannequin, the brand new KD BOX II does get fairly scorching inside because the miner is designed to run silently, whereas holding the working temperatures of the ASIC chips inside fairly excessive, making the brand new gadgets nice to be used as residence heaters as nicely with their 400W of energy utilization… particularly in the event you decide a number of. The brand new KD BOX II miner nevertheless does get hotter as anticipated each on the within and the skin as you’ll be able to see on the comparability thermal picture with a mean of about 10 levels Celsius.

The elevated energy consumption to nearly double the one of many earlier mannequin and including a second 6-pin PCI-E energy connector doesn’t assist a lot in holding the ability cables a lot cooler. We aren’t too eager on the thought on pulling 200W or much more over a 6-pin PCI-E energy cable even when it’s a thicker good high quality one (16 AWG), not to mention utilizing cheaper and decrease high quality 18AWG and even 20 AWG (this might be harmful). So, good high quality energy cables can simply get to barely over 40 levels C on each the outdated and the brand new fashions…

The actual concern with the brand new Goldshell KD BOX II Kadena ASIC miners nevertheless will not be the truth that they’re barely bigger, hotter and never very rather more energy environment friendly, in spite of everything their value per TH/s is decrease than that of the earlier gen when it got here out. The actual downside is that they’re coming available on the market at a time when the brand new technology of enormous scale highly effective KDA ASIC miners are additionally getting deployed such because the Bitmain Antminer KA3 ASIC that does 166 TH/s with 3154 Watts of energy utilization… that’s 4 instances extra energy environment friendly in comparison with the KD BOX II and much more hashrate.

All this new hashrate coming from extra environment friendly miners getting deployed on the KDA community is driving the quantity of latest mined Kadena cash with the small residence miners down fairly quick every new day (community problem is skyrocketing). So, until we see enhance in value of KDA, the acquisition of a brand new Goldshell KD BOX II could be fairly pointless by the point you get the system really delivered to you, thus it is best to think twice whether it is really a good suggestion to go for these new miners. And going for the older KD BOX PRO and even the earlier KD BOX miners could be a fair worse concept at this level, even when they do give them to you totally free.

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