Exclusive: Bitmain plans to launch two new Bitcoin ASICS

Update June 14: Bitmain officially launched the Antminer S19 Hydro and Antminer T19 Hydro at $4,582 & $2,900, respectively, on June 14, 2022. Considering the current profitability and market conditions, it isn’t surprising that they are priced this low.

To no one’s surprise, Bitmain, the company behind the cryptocurrency mining ASIC Antminer line, plans to release new Bitcoin miners to the market. Recently, Bitmain announced the release of their flagship miner, the Antminer S19 XP, and the liquid-cooled version known as the Antminer S19 XP Hydro. The hydro variant can achieve up to 255 Terrahashes of mining power while consuming 5,304 watts of electricity, giving it the highest efficiency of 20.8 Jules/Terrahash.

After digging around, we confirmed the existence of not one but two new unreleased Bitcoin ASIC miners, the Antminer S19 Hydro and the Antminer T19 Hydro. The current offering of hydro-cooled ASIC miners by Bitmain is the Antminer S19 Pro Hydro and the Antminer S19 XP Hydro. 

Below are two screenshots from Bitmain’s website confirming the existence and the intention to supply these two new variants of hydro-cooled miners.

Bitmain showing control board compatible with S19 Hydro & T19 Hydro
Bitmain showing power supply compatible with S19 Hydro & T19 Hydro

Both parts, which can currently be viewed and purchased at Bitmain’s shop, prove Bitmain’s intention to launch the two new ASICs soon. 

Upon analyzing the current offering from Bitmain, we can estimate the new miner’s performance and pricing.

ModelRelease DateHashrate (Terrahash)Power Consumption (Watts)Efficiency (J/T)Price
S19 HydroUnknown171 (est.)5444 (est.)32 (est.)$11,115 (est.)
T19 HydroUnknown151 (est.)5276 (est.)35 (est.)$8,075 (est.)
S19 XP HydroJan 2023255530420.8$19,890
S19 XPJuly 2022140301021.5$11,620
S19 Pro+ HydroMay 2022198544527.5$15,048
T19June 202084315037.5$4,900 (est.)
S19 ProMay 2020110325029.5$9,130
S19May 202095325034.5$6,745

We estimated the specifications of the yet unreleased miners by calculating the percent gain/loss of the Antminer S19 Pro compared to the Antminer S19 Pro Hydro. Both miners have the same chip design and node as the Antminer S19 and Antminer T19, meaning they aren’t supposed to vary within the same node series (7nm process node). The S19 XP and the S19XP Hydro run on the newer 5nm process node. Possessing a newer node disqualifies them from being used to speculate on the S19 Hydro and T19 Hydro’s specifications, as newer, smaller nodes generally bring better efficiency and higher performance while using less footprint, allowing Bitmain to fit more chips in a miner.

It is expected that Bitmain will also launch the Antminer S19 XP Pro and Antminer T19 XP variants later.