Iceriver, the primary Kaspa (KASP) ASIC producer, has introduced the upcoming launch of the KS0 PRO ASIC miner that’s apparently set to interchange their present entry degree KS0 system. The unique Iceriver KS0 miner is now not listed on the official web site, it was able to 100 GH/s KAS mining hashrate with 65 Watts of energy utilization by default, although we’ve seen unofficial firmware that allowed customers to overclock it as much as 160 GH/s with 100+ Watts of energy utilization. The overclockability of the KS0 in all probability led to the official launch of a KS0 PRO model that’s able to 200 GH/s at 100 Watts of energy utilization, or barely extra hashrate with much less energy utilization than the OC possibility. Nonetheless, the Iceriver KAS KS0 PRO ASIC miners are doubling the official hashrate of the KS0 and with nearly 50 % energy utilization improve, so higher than the OC outcomes.
After all, these changing the unique KS0 ought to come on the identical worth and even decrease so as to be thought-about a worthwhile funding in the mean time and the KS0 Professional to be thought-about a worthy replace, particularly now that there’s unofficial overclock for the unique miners and with the consistently growing community issue. Nonetheless, Iceriver has not but revealed what the value shall be for the successor of the KS0, specifically the KS0 PRO. We predict one thing within the $500-$600 USD vary because the almost definitely worth per unit, although we’d nonetheless be both pleasantly or unpleasantly stunned by the precise worth. We’ll have to attend a bit extra and see what Iceriver will reveal and when the precise orders for the brand new KS0 Professional gadgets shall be opened.
Apparently sufficient the brand new Iceriver KAS KS0 PRO miners are nonetheless passive (no lively fan cooling), although for 100 Watts of energy utilization it is best to undoubtedly think about including a cooling fan or putting the miner in a well-ventilated room that has good fixed airflow. It could’ve been good if the brand new system had PCI-E energy connector, in order that we may make the most of current pc PSUs and never purchase highly effective laptop-type exterior energy bricks. So, may Iceriver accomplished higher with the brand new KS0 Professional – in all probability, nonetheless it’s good to see that they’re not less than doing a little enhancements.