Halong Delivers Again: DragonMint B52 Blake2b Siacoin ASIC Miner Review
April 16, 2018 by Scott
We promised you reviews of all the hottest mining gear in 2018, and Bitsonline keeps its promises! Today we’re trying out the DragonMing B52 Blake2b Siacoin ASIC miner. Halong Mining recently announced several miners in very short succession, and has shipped nearly all of them in short succession. Siacoin is pretty much the only currently viable Blake2b algorithm coin that can be mined right now. The specs for the DragonMint B52 were very aggressive (to say the least) when announced, and many were wondering not only if it would ship, but if it could hit those goals. Well, we’re happy to say it has done both. Let’s check it out.
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DragonMint B52 Blake2b Specifications
- 3.83 TH/s (4.25 TH/s during testing)
- 1380 watts (1387 watts during testing 220v)
- Dual Fan
Miner was provided by MyRig to review.
That’s Some Powerful Siacoin Mining
The B52 arrived safely packed with no issues, along with a My Rig 1680 watt PSU. The B52 has the standard dual fan, tube design using 9x PCIe power connections on the hashing boards, and one for the controller board.
One ethernet connection finishes the physical setup process. The MyRig 1680 watt PSU only works with 220v power, so if you are using 110v outlets take note. We asked if there were alternatives to that issue, especially for U.S. based customers — and there are.
The B52 uses nearly 1400 watts, so you want at least a 1600 watt PSU that will give you some overhead if you are using one PSU. An EVGA Supernova 1600 watt gold rated or higher PSU will run nearly 1600 watts on 110v — if your wiring can handle it. Now this is something to take care with. Most newer home wiring can handle the loads, but we don’t recommend it…