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5 Important Updates FPGA Miners Should Know About
1. FPGA Mining Hardware Announcements
The recent group-buy for Huawei F100 has been cancelled since they didn't reach the minimum quantity of 1,000 pieces.
SQRL has announced that Acorns and Nests will start shipping this week. After multiple delays, this update is quite exciting.
2. FPGA Minor Boards
In the FPGA community, most people know only of major boards, like the BCU-1525, the CVP-13, and the BTU9P. However, a handful of smaller manufacturers have started building and selling their own. Below are five minor FPGA Mining boards relevant to FPGA mining:
- Cairnsmore5 (by Enterpoint)
- TPS-1525 (by TalentPros)
- MA-X1 (by Krunchlabs)
- FM-1L & FM-1HBM (by TrustFarm)
- F1 (by Blackminer)
You can read more about their availability, prices, specifications and pictures here.
3. New Bitstreams
- OxToken for XUPVV4-VU9 by Whitefire990
- Keccak Variant to mine Zen Protocol by Whitefire990
This bitstream is available for VCU1525, BCU1525, BTU9P, TPS-1525, and CVP-13.
- BCU-1525, VCU-1525, BTU9P, TPS-1525
1. Nexus (2.1 GH/s, 2.4 GH/s, 2.7 GH/s)
4. Water Block
Currently, there are two manufacturers of water blocks: TUL and Dimastech. We know they use different materials, but we haven't compared their performance. Right now, the two popular water blocks on the market are:
- TUL Water Block for VCU/BCU1525
- Dimastech® XMV-Cool Waterblock for VCU/BCU1525
Read more about them and other components needed for installing your water cooling system here.
5. FPGA Mining SCAM
We have updated our list of scam section with newly reported scams. If you want to report any scams please contact us at email@example.com
Happy mining folks!
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