Bitmain has just released its all-new product Antminer X3, that to mine cryptocurrencies to use CryptoNight algorithm, like to mine Monero XMR coin.
The first batch will be shipped on 15-31 May and second batch in June.
Earlier, Monero coin is mainly mined by GPU mining rigs.
Antminer X3 is ASIC mining machine, and its performance is far better GPU mining rigs.
8 Card Rx 470x Card Mining Machine to mine Monroe Coin are with algorithm of 5.52KH/s and costs about 3700USD.
Antminer X3 has a conservative estimate hashrate of 220KH/s which is 40 times of a GPU mining machine. And it is expected a higher performance and efficiency when they are ready to ship.
X3 is sold at the price of 11999USD, which is only 3 more times as much as the GPU mining mashine.
At the time of writing, the latest price for Monroe XMR is $208.6.