Download Wallet!Get the latest version of Ethereum Mist Wallet Here!

Are You Ready for the New AntMiner L3 Scrypt ASIC Miner?

We all know Bitmain for their ASIC miners, such as the famous AntMiner S9 or the newer one T9. Hardware requirements change every day, and the company allows us to keep up to date by constantly releasing new miner models.

This time, Bitmain announced the release of a brand new Scrypt miner, the AntMiner L3. If you have been long enough into mining, then you surely remember how Bitmain cancelled the release of the AntMiner L1 back in December of 2014. According to the company, the miner wasn’t innovative enough to be worth the money. It is also worth mentioning that the company refunded all the preorders with the amount of 115% of the original price, giving the loyal customers their money back plus an additional 15% as an apology. This speaks well of the company.

To receive the latest updates follow me on social media! 🙂

Now, we honestly hope that the new AntMiner L3 won’t be cancelled. In fact, the company is already manufacturing the model, as we know from the few users who got their first units. For instance, Charlie Lee, the founder of Litecoin got his first AntMiner L3 in January of 2017. In his tweet, he states that he is pleased with the 250MH/s output of the unit with a power consumption of only 400W.

According to his words, that’s 2.5x the efficiency of the Dominator A4! This is true, since the A4 outputs 280 MH/s with a power consumption of 1000W. This means that you will save an important sum of money in the long run.

Besides that, the price of the unit itself is almost the half of the A4 – AntMiner website states that the L3 will be available for 1.825 BTC or about 1600 USD. Compare that to the price of the A4, which can be purchased for 2.400 USD in Alibaba!

The only thing to keep in mind is that the AntMiner L3 comes without a power supply. You will have to get a 500W PSU; however, even a cheap one should get the job done.

What about its availability? According to AntMiner, the model will be available in February.

join my weekly subscription & get exclusive tips.

Other Important Specs

  • Scrypt mining hashrate: 250 MHS
  • Power consumption: 400W ± 10% (at the wall, with Bitmain’s APW3-1600 PSU, 93% efficiency, 25°C ambient temperature)
  • Power efficiency: 1.6J/MH ± 10% (at the wall, AC / DC efficiency of 93%, 25°C ambient temperature)
  • Rated voltage: 11.6 ~ 13.0V
  • Chip Type: BM1485
  • Chip quantity per unit: 144 chips
  • Number of boards in the whole machine: 4 pcs
  • External dimensions: 230 mm (L) * 135 mm (W) * 158 mm (H)
  • Machine weight (without packaging): 2.5kg
  • Operating temperature: 0°C to 40°C
  • Operating Humidity: 5% RH-95% RH, non-condensing
  • Network connection: Ethernet
  • Noise level: 60dB (That’s considered quiet, compared to others)
Bitmain AntMiner ListUseful Bitcoin eBooks
Mastering Bitcoin

Mastering Bitcoin

"O'Reilly Media, Inc.". 2014

Want to join the technological revolution that’s taking the world of finance by storm? Mastering Bitcoin is your guide through the seemingly complex world of bitcoin, providing the requisite knowledge to help you participate in the internet of money. Whether you’re building the next killer app, investing in a startup, or simply curious about the technology, this practical book is essential reading. Bitcoin, the first successful decentralized digital currency, is still in its infancy and it’s...

Bitcoin For Dummies

Bitcoin For Dummies

John Wiley & Sons. 2016

"Learn to understand the ins and outs of the Bitcoin market, set up your Bitcoin wallet and get started, [and] protect yourself against fraud and theft"--Cover.

The Ultimate Guide to Bitcoin

The Ultimate Guide to Bitcoin

Pearson Education. 2014

The whole truth about Bitcoin...So you can decide for yourself ! Bitcoin: it's the worldwide virtual currency everyone's talking about. But most explanations of Bitcoin are completely bewildering--they're either written by people in thrall with it or by those appalled by the very notion of an alternative currency. What's the real story? How does Bitcoin work? Where did it come from? What's it good for? How do you get, store, and spend Bitcoins? And should you? The Ultimate Guide to Bitcoin...

Thank you for reading. As always, your comments, suggestions and questions are welcome.

Subscribe and stay tuned for further updates!

Found this useful? Buy me a beer 🙂

ETH: 0x8a159cc27454130ee4880504f4d2afe2ebb22d15

BTC: 3DWC5xaaapSRmccAvv12dF3nsRYqx3Y1YM

ZEC: t1T9dLLM14Jh6NNuCPfNsRgGnj58LkT3yYX

join my weekly subscription & get exclusive tips.

Subscribe To My Newsletter For
Latest Tutorials & Updates! Thanks!

Be a part of our subscription and stay updated with the latest trends.
Subscribe Me!
No Thanks!

Send this to a friend