ASIC Antminer Z15 – Take a look at the profitability, payback period, specs, best coin to mine, hashrate, testing and CPU performance.
The crypto industry continues to evolve and new devices for industrial mining appear on the market. Commercial structures have already begun accepting pre-orders for the bitmain antminer z15 ASIC, which by its parameters is much superior to all mining machines running on the EquiHash algorithm. Let’s take a closer look at this model.
Overview of appearance and equipment
The bitmain antminer z15 is unremarkable in appearance. A conventional two-piece integrated circuit device. The control board is mounted on top, the power supply is included with the ASIK.
Hashrate and mining power
Let’s give comparative characteristics in the table.
|Model||Antminer Z15||Antminer Z11|
|Hashrate kSol / s||420||135|
|Power consumption W||1510||1420|
|Energy efficiency J / kSol||3.72||10.5|
|Dimensions (L * W * H) mm||245 * 132.5 * 290||242 * 134 * 302|
|Weight (net) kg||5.9||five|
Bitmain Antminer Z15 is three times faster than the previous model and all other competitors in hashing speed. At the same time, the power consumption of the Z15 compared to the same Antminer Z11 has grown by only 5%.
Four air cooling fans protect the unit from overheating under heavy loads. Bitmain Antminer Z15, of course, is quite noisy, like all professional mining machines, but, on the other hand, it is the most cost-effective ASIC based on the Equihash algorithm.
What coins can be mined, payback
ASIC bitmain antminer z15 can mine 14 digital coins:
- Zcash (Zec);
- Comodo (KMD);
- Horizen (Zen);
- Buck (BUCK);
- Hush (HUSH);
- Commercium (CMM);
- VoteCoin (VOT);
- Pirate Chain (ARRR);
- Bitzec (BCZ);
- ReadFOX Labs (RFOX);
- DigitalPrice (DP);
- BitMark (MARKS);
- KMDLabs (LABS);
- ClassicBitcoin (CBTC).
According to the exchange rate as of 05/29/2020 and at an outlet price of $ 0.06 / kWh, antminer z15 brings the largest income in 24 hours by mining the following crypto coins:
- Pirate Chain (ARRR) – $ 18.53 ;
- Horizen (ZEN) – $ 18.28 ;
- Zcash (ZEC) – $ 16.96 ;
- Hush (HUSH) – $ 16.36 .
The data is taken from the WhatToMine mining calculator website , link https://whattomine.com/miners/119-bitmain-antminer-z15?cost=0.06 .
Let’s now calculate the approximate return on investment. On the manufacturer’s website https://m.bitmain.com/product/000202005181646406623qW7sVBE0677 this model costs $ 1565. If the current profit of this Bitmain mining machine remains more or less stable and there are no interruptions in operation, then antminer z15 will begin to bring net profit in 83 days. This is just a great result.
Cryptocurrencies are volatile and tomorrow the amount of profit may change (but not necessarily downward). In addition, Zcash , the top-performing digital coin on the Equihash algorithm, has been showing a price strengthening trend over the past month.
This means that, at such a cost, the owner of the new ASIK z15 will recoup his money invested in the device in 3-4 months (or maybe faster). But, this is the selling price from a warehouse in the PRC, if you take into account all the overhead costs, then the payback period will approximately double. Wholesalers have long appreciated their benefits and the first batch of Antminer Z15 has already been sold out on the official Bitmain website. How to be?
Where to buy Antminer Z15
A preliminary order can be made in one of the online stores of the Russian Federation, for example, the IBMM link to the order page https://ibmm.ru/katalog/bitmain/antminer-z15 .
On this site, bitmain antminer z15 has a price of 439,325 rubles , or about 5,855.98 in dollar terms. In the EU, prices are even higher, on the website https://miners.eu Antminer Z15 costs 3500 €, and on https://coinminingcentral.com this ASIK costs 3299.99 British pounds.
Pros and cons of ASIC
Bitmain Antminer Z15 is an efficient device with a high hashrate and a reasonable payback period. Its disadvantage is its high noise level.
If you have 167,325 rubles to buy an ASIK, you will still not be able to place it in a residential building. The owners of private houses can somehow find a way out, and a resident of a high-rise building needs to carry the installation of a mining hotel .
Devices based on integrated circuits lose their relevance very quickly. Only in March of this year, Bitmain’s management announced the release of a new ASIC miner Antminer Z11, with a hash rate of 135 KSol / s, and not even half a year has passed since they created a device three times more efficient for this model.
When a lot of Z15s start mining, the complexity of the calculations will skyrocket and, accordingly, the level of profitability of the Z11 will also drop sharply. People who bought them have not yet had time to get their money back. However, when top-end cryptocoins rise in price, this problem will disappear by itself. Happy mining!