GekkoScience R606 Pod Miner
$315.00 – $365.00
Introducing the newest quiet consumer miner from GekkoScience, the newest addition to the Terminus pod-miner line, the R606!
Select standalone unit if you are going to use the GekkoScience 1200 PSU kit.
This miner, built as an expansion of NewPac tech, is a significant improvement over the previous Terminus R808 with BM1384 ASICs. The R606 is fully-enclosed in an aluminum shell for better air ducting (including better main regulator cooling for high-end stability). Heatsinking is improved for more efficient ASIC cooling, plus the integrated 80mm quiet fan is a standard size easy to replace or upgrade.
The miner features 12 of Bitmain’s BM1387 ASICs (as found in the S9) and an adjustable core voltage (from 390mV to 460mV) using a simple push-button interface to step up or down in 10mV increments with internal calibration and a fairly straightforward LED readout. No screwdrivers or meters necessary!
The Terminus needs an external controller running cgminer, with USB connection to the miner. Every Terminus miner has an internally regulated 5V USB power output (2.5A limit) which can be used to power a small controller like a Raspberry Pi. The miner runs on 12V power from either a standard 2.1/5.5mm barrel jack (rated for 8A) or a PCIe 6-pin jack (rated for more than you’ll ever need).
Driver support is built into a custom built cgminer developed but VH. We have automatic detection of unresponsive ASICs forcing a string reset, which will prevent damage to underperforming chips and recover from “zombie” conditions. ASICBoost is supported and is now enabled by default (with pool support detection), with a user flag to disable it if necessary. BM1387’s implementation of ASICBoost not only improves efficiency by roughly 20% but reduces USB traffic by roughly 70% so it’s basically essential for hitting the high hashrates.
The “stock” speed is about 750GH with an estimated 8A-draw hashrate around 950GH with ASICBoost enabled. Early device testing has seen Terminus R606 hit speeds in excess of 1.1TH; however, since we do not bin ASICs and the stability of the entire string is dependent on its weakest chip, maximum speeds are not guaranteed. We’re still working on acquiring thorough performance statistics using VH’s new auto-tune routine, designed to find the peak stable speed of each device, which is another very exciting driver development.