Iceriver, the primary Kaspa (KASP) ASIC producer, has introduced the upcoming launch of the KS0 PRO ASIC miner that’s apparently set to exchange their present entry stage KS0 gadget. 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 most likely 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 value and even decrease as a way 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 continually growing community issue. Nevertheless, Iceriver has not but revealed what the worth shall be for the successor of the KS0, specifically the KS0 PRO. We predict one thing within the $500-$600 USD vary because the most definitely value per unit, although we would nonetheless be both pleasantly or unpleasantly shocked by the precise value. 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 units 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 you need to positively take into account 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 gadget had PCI-E energy connector, in order that we may make the most of present pc PSUs and never purchase highly effective laptop-type exterior energy bricks. So, may Iceriver achieved higher with the brand new KS0 Professional – most likely, nonetheless it’s good to see that they’re at the least doing a little enhancements.