Innosilicon A10 for Ethereum Mining: Specs, Profitability and Setup Guide

Innosilicon A10 is one of the most powerful Ethash ASIC devices available. 2Miners miners are beginning to receive their A10 machines. We have updated our pools to support ASIC-compatible Stratum protocols as well as the native NiceHash protocol. This allows you to mine more efficiently using the NiceHash rented hashing power and ASICs such as Innosilicon A10.

Innosilicon A10 Specifications

  • Hashrate: 500MH/s (±5%)
  • Power consumption: 750W (±10%)
  • Retail price: $2,500

Comparing the Performance of Innosilicon A10 and the GPU Mining Rig

Let’s estimate the potential profits using 2CryptoCalc. We enter the parameters and calculate.

For $2,500 Innosilicon A10 will bring you $8.93 per day.

As of today, this device will pay off in about 9-10 months (exclusive of electricity costs).

Let’s calculate how much 1 Mh/s of hashing power costs. If you buy Innosilicon A10 for Ethereum mining, it will be $5. We must say that this is a huge step in mining hardware development. All previously released ASIC devices or GPU mining rigs were giving you 1Mh/s for $9-10. That means A10 is 2 times more effective than an ordinary mining rig. Moreover, you must keep in mind, that it takes a lot of time and effort to build a mining rig. If you build a mining rig from used hardware the 1Mh/s price would be about the same as for Innosicilon A10.

8-GPU NVIDIA 1070 mining rig roughly estimated power is 1000W, while Innosilicon A10 requires just 750W. This mining rig gives you 250Mh/s on Ethereum while hashrate of A10 is 500Mh/s. We must admit that this ASIC is not only cheaper than a GPU mining rig but it is also more than 2 times more energy efficient. The main drawback of any ASIC device is still the impossibility to sell it after usage. Moreover, it would be much harder to repair ASIC than the mining rig. Read our post ASIC vs. GPU Mining Rig: What is Better?

How to Set Up Innosilicon A10

On 2Miners you could mine both Ethereum and Ethereum Classic cryptocurrencies using Innosilicon A10. We would not recommend you using SOLO mode if you have just one A10 device. It is better if you join PPLNS pool to get constant and stable rewards. 2CryptoCalc will help you define the approximate daily reward and also the average time to find a cryptocurrency block in SOLO mode. We would recommend you mining SOLO only if you could find 1-2 block a day on average. Therefore it requires at least ten Innosilicon A10 machines for ETC and nearly a hundred machines for ETH.

Settings could always be found on the help page of every coin.

Asic settings for Ethereum mining:

URL: stratum+tcp://eth.2miners.com:2020
Worker: YOUR_ADDRESS.ASIC_ID
Password: x

Asic settings for Ethereum Classic mining:

URL: stratum+tcp://etc.2miners.com:1010
Worker: YOUR_ADDRESS.ASIC_ID
Password: x

Please wait for the ASIC to speed up. It could take from 10 to 30 minutes to reach the declared 500 Mh/s. Please remember that the pool defines the hashrate based on the shares your miner sends. The first couple of minutes your hashrate on the pool could be zero, that is absolutely normal.

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