Bitmain Asic Product Release Cycle

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digger888 asked 3 weeks ago

Hi there,
Do you have the release dates of each of bitmain products? It will be interesting to know whether they release new products every 3 or 6 months.

2 Answers
Steven Hay answered 3 weeks ago

Hey Digger888,
 
Nope, we’re not privy to any special info in regards Bitmain release dates. We have to check their website or Twitter like everyone else, sometimes the mining forums on BitcoinTalk have rumours regarding release dates too.
 

Digger888 replied 3 weeks ago

I was thinking about previous year products. When did they release R4, L3+, S9, T9? From there we can make extrapolation.

Steven Hay answered 2 weeks ago

Well, over the years most of the improvement in ASIC mining speeds has come from moving down to smaller manufacturing processes. That gets harder and costlier to design and produce with each jump, so the rate of advancement is slowing.

I was unable to find a comprehensive list of all Bitmain\’s releases. But the easiest way to discover their release dates would be via the BitcoinTalk > Mining > Hardware thread:
 
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?board=76.0
 
By searching for each product, you should be able to find release dates for all of them, going right back to Bitmain\’s first miners.