Today I will look at the next generation of miner, the Bitmain AntMiner S5. It is supposed to be more powerful, and use half the power of the previous generation, which the AntMiner S2 miner is built on.
Here is my actual setup:
I am powering the S5 with 2 Silver Stone 450 watt power supplies. The power consumption of a miner can be as dependent on the power supply efficiency as on the miner design. This setup draws 5.01 Amps (120V)
and 578 Watts
I let the Kill-a-Watt monitor consumption for 24 hours, just like with the S2. The AntMiner S5 consumed 13.88 KWH of electricity for a day of mining.
Side by side comparison:
AntMiner S2 AntMiner S5
Hashing power 1000 GH/s 1155 GH/s
Continuous power 1065 Watts 578 Watts
Daily usage 27.56 KWH 13.88 KWH
So you can see the S5 does live up to it’s promise of lower power usage for the same (even slightly increased) hashing power.