Best ASIC Mining Rigs for SHA-256 With the Most Profitability: August 2017

Application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) miners are the absolute best choice if you want to mine and make some serious coin. Pun intended. These ASIC machines mine at unprecedented speeds while consuming much less power than FPGA or GPU mining rigs. Several reputable companies have established themselves with excellent products.

Methodology for ranking ASIC Miners

While the hashrate is the main factor in ranking these miners, power consumption is second. Alongside with showcasing the best miners you can get, we include which coins will be most profitably miner with the miners – at the time of this publishing.

1) AntMiner S9

Antminer-S9-135THs--098WGH-16nm-ASIC-Bitcoin-Miner

  • Hash Rate: 13.5 Th/s
  • Power Consumption: 0.098 W/Gh (1323 watts) – 2.5 times more efficient than the S7.
  • Weight: 8.1 pounds
  • Cost: $2,300.00
  • Power Supply not included. APW3-12-1600-B2 recommended.

Top 5 Most Profitable Currencies with Antminer S9

Network Hashrate: 287.90 TH/s
Block Reward: 13.00
Blocks: 184,916
Block Time: 10.00 minute(s)
Revenue Per Day: $15.07
Time to Break Even: 193 days
Network Hashrate: ?
Block Reward: 49.23383406
Blocks: 316,675
Block Time: 10.00 minute(s)
Revenue Per Day: $15.02
Time to Break Even: 194 days
Network Hashrate: 309.89 TH/s
Block Reward: 50.00
Blocks: 1,375,542
Block Time: 2.00 minute(s)
Revenue Per Day: $13.67
Time to Break Even: 286 days
Network Hashrate: 65.49 TH/s
Block Reward: 8.00
Blocks: 2,763,122
Block Time: 45.00 second(s)
Revenue Per Day: $13.19
Time to Break Even: 300 days
Network Hashrate: 6,151.21 PH/s
Block Reward: 12.50
Blocks: 479,859
Block Time: 10.00 minute(s)
Revenue Per Day: $12.83
Time to Break Even: 311 days

2) AntMiner S7

antminer s7

  • Hash Rate: 4.73 Th/s
  • Power Consumption: 0.025 W/Gh (1293 watts)
  • Weight: 8.8 pounds
  • Cost: $590
  • Power Supply not included. APW3-12-1600-B2 recommended.

Top 5 Most Profitable Currencies with Antminer S7

Network Hashrate: 286.44 TH/s
Block Reward: 13.00
Blocks: 184,917
Block Time: 10.00 minute(s)
Revenue Per Day: $5.08
Time to Break Even: 311 days
Network Hashrate: ?
Block Reward: 49.23383406
Blocks: 316,675
Block Time: 10.00 minute(s)
Revenue Per Day: $5.04
Time to Break Even: 316 days
Network Hashrate: 361.60 TH/s
Block Reward: 50.00
Blocks: 1,375,558
Block Time: 2.00 minute(s)
Revenue Per Day: $4.44
Time to Break Even: 468 days
Network Hashrate: 6,191.79 PH/s
Block Reward: 12.50
Blocks: 479,861
Block Time: 10.00 minute(s)
Revenue Per Day: $4.32
Time to Break Even: 513 days
Network Hashrate: 218.60 TH/s
Block Reward: 1,000.00
Blocks: 868,245
Block Time: 2.00 minute(s)
Revenue Per Day: $4.07
Time to Break Even: 656 days

3) Avalon6

  • Hash Rate: 3.5 Th/s
  • Power Consumption: 0.029 W/Gh (1050 watts)
  • Weight: 9.5 pounds
  • Cost: $875
  • The Avalon 6 requires either a Raspberry Pi (B / B+) or a TP-Link TL-WR703N as a controller. Up to 50 miners can be maintained from one RPi.

Top 5 Most Profitable Currencies with Antminer S7

Curecoin (CURE)

Network Hashrate: 282.49 TH/s
Block Reward: 13.00
Blocks: 184,919
Block Time: 10.00 minute(s)
Revenue Per Day: $3.71
Time to Break Even: 1620 days
Network Hashrate: ?
Block Reward: 49.23383406
Blocks: 316,678
Block Time: 10.00 minute(s)
Revenue Per Day: $3.68
Time to Break Even: 1750 days
Network Hashrate: 287.97 TH/s
Block Reward: 50.00
Blocks: 1,375,582
Block Time: 2.00 minute(s)
Revenue Per Day: $3.53
Time to Break Even: 2430 days
Network Hashrate: 6,516.09 PH/s
Block Reward: 12.50
Blocks: 479,865
Block Time: 10.00 minute(s)
Revenue Per Day: $3.16
Time to Break Even: Can’t currently break even based on energy usage and cost
Network Hashrate: 54.84 TH/s
Block Reward: 8.00
Blocks: 2,763,180
Block Time: 45.00 second(s)
Revenue Per Day: $3.11
Time to Break Even: Can’t currently break even based on energy usage and cost

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