Hi folks! Today we are going to talk about new ASIC models, the Antminer S17 and particularly S17 PRO version that we have here We will go through its real characteristics, consumption, performance, compare it with previous Antminer models and leave our thoughts about the relevance of using it in immersion cooling systems

So let's start with the most obvious stuff – construction details of the device itself As you may see, the construction of S17 is very similar to the previous Antminer S15 model However, it looks more massive and more powerful It has a built-in power supply with two connectors for connecting to the electrical network It also has 4 fans, 2 on each side, unlike S15, which, as we remember, had only 2 fans on one side

Now, to the specifications stated by the manufacturer his device has 3 operating modes: low power, normal and turbo mode In energy saving mode, we have a range of 36 to 48 Th/s with the power consumption of 1296 – 1728 watts In normal mode, we got 53 Th/s with the consumption of 2094 watts Finally, in turbo mode, we will be able to squeeze out 53 to 62 Th/s from the device while consuming 2385-2790 watts

The chip production technology is 7 nm, the noise level is 82 dB We will check all these specifications stated by the manufacturer within real operating conditions a bit later The device is prepared for work and now we are ready to observe its real characteristics in all 3 modes, starting with low power mode Start with low power mode Also, in turbo mode we will measure the noise level and compare it with the one that is stated by the manufacturer Turning it on

So, the device is on and we are ready to see its real characteristics: hashrate and power consumption Just to remind you, the device is currently operating in power saving mode See, there is a tick

In the miner status tab we see the hashrate That is, the average hashrate is about 425 Th/s with power consumption of 1585 watts Now we will switch the ASIC to the normal mode and check its parameters ASIC is switched to the normal mode, so we are looking at the performance, which is about 54

6 Th/s – this is the average level The power consumption at this level is 2231 watts Now let’s switch the ASIC to the third turbo mode and check the parameters So, the S17 is now operating in turbo mode, which is the most powerful one Let’s check the hashrate and power consumption from the outlet

We have 572 Th/s, the power consumption from the outlet is 2503 watts As we said at the beginning, we are going to measure the noise level and compare it with the one that is stated by the manufacturer The noise level is about 65 dB, which is great as it is even lower than was officially stated Let me remind you that Bitmain claimed 85 dB but it is also should be noted that the ambient air temperature here is about 20 degrees

We have gathered all the data required for calculating the payback period of the S17 PRO and compare it with other models In order to calculate the payback period, we will use the BiXBiT calculator, which can be accessed from our website We go to the calculator, leaving ASICs in the type of devices, the default algorithm chosen is SHA-256 which is the one we need, and now we will put the numbers we have received during our tests We will start with the S17 PRO in power-saving mode, in which we have achieved a performance of 425 Th/s with a consumption of 1585 Watts

In the cost of electricity we will put 4 cents per kilowatt hour What do we get: when mining BitcoinSV, we get $152 and while mining Bitcoin it is $135 per day Apparently, BitcoinSV has been pumped up so it is the first in our yield

Going on to the normal mode, where we had 546 Th/s with the consumption of 2231 watts What do we get: Mining BitcoinSV brings $193 and if mining Bitcoin it is $172 per day

Next is the turbo mode: 572 Th/s with a consumption of 2503 watts Mining BitcoinSV brings $201 or in case of mining Bitcoin it is $179

Now we will proceed to the payback period of previous Antminer models, these are S15 and S9j overclocked in immersion cooling system By the way, the link to the video review on S15 and S9j immersed will be in the description We will start with S15 As we remember, the S15 also has 2 operating modes – power saving and maximum performance mode In power saving mode S15 had 17

9 Th/s and power consumption of 907 watts So, when mining BitcoinSV, we get $61, and if mining Bitcoin it is $54 As for the maximum performance mode we have 28 Th/s with a power consumption of 1684 Watts

What do we get: if mining BitcoinSV we get $93 and if mining Bitcoin it is $83 As for the S9j, we consider it in the immersion cooling system and overclocked above 20 Th/s 204 with a consumption of 2010 watts to be exactly

When comparing payback periods, I will let myself leap ahead and say that in this comparison, besides taking into account the cost of the ASIC itself, we must add the cost of one ASIC slot in the immersion cooling system and, of course, add the cost of a more capable power supply, which will allow to overclock the ASIC above 20Th/s That is just to keep in mind So, what the calculator shows us When mining BitcoinSV at the moment we get $6, while mining Bitcoin will bring us $53 per day

This is for ASIC S9j that is immersed and overclocked Before we calculate the payback period in months, I would like to talk a bit on the matter of using new miners in immersion cooling systems and its relevance We are in our lab, where the S17 PRO is already immersed in the cell, along with S15 and T15 models New miners work absolutely fine in immersion liquid, we get rid of all the fans, noise and dust By immersing the equipment into the immersion liquid, we extend a lifespan of devices

One of the main features of immersion cooling is ensuring the operability of mining equipment in conditions of high ambient temperatures, meaning areas with a hot climate In the short term, there is a possibility of increasing the hashrate by means of overclocking, which is a big plus of immersion cooling On that basis it is safe to say that applying immersion cooling systems to the new line of miners is quite relevant, and even mandatory in some cases Well, we calculated the payback period for each of our devices These are S17 PRO, S15 and S9j overclocked in immersion cooling system

The results of the calculations are presented in the table Based on these calculations, it can be concluded that, due to the high and unreasonable cost of new devices, S9j immersed and overclocked still remains relevant and profitable solution for mining That's all for today If you have any thoughts or questions, leave them in the comments And don’t forget to subscribe