Just in time for this week's dive in cryptocurrency prices, Biostar has started selling its specially designed all-in-one rig for mining. The iMiner A578X8D is a complete black box crypto mining solution for eight GPUs, and notably does not use any riser cards. As a result, the fully-integrated miner is touted as being extra-durable to ensure stable 24/7 operation and an equally stable hash rate.

The Biostar iMiner A578X8D is based on the company’s TB250-BTC D+ motherboard featuring Intel’s Celeron G3930 processor (two cores, 2.9 GHz, 51 W TDP), 4 GB of DDR4-2400 memory, and a 120 GB SSD. The system is equipped with eight AMD Radeon RX 570 graphics cards and a 1600 W PSU to provide these GPUs a stable supply of power. The crypto mining rig supports ETH, ETC, XMR, and ZEC currencies out of the box, which greatly simplifies its deployment. According to the manufacturer, one iMiner A578X8D can deliver ETH hash rate of 220 MH/s (+/- 5%).

The mining rig is outfitted with seven fans to ensure sufficient cooling. In addition, the TB250-BTC D+ motherboard has a PCIe slot state detection that can check the state of each GPU and discover whether everything works properly. If the iMiner detects an error, it automatically sends an email notification to enable remote management of the rig.

The all-in-one mining farm is now available from Newegg for $3,499. Later on the company is expected to start selling other AIO mining rigs that will pack six and 12 GPUs, thus offering a bit lower and higher performance.

Biostar iMiner
  A564X12 A578X6 A578XD
Motherboard TB250-BTC Pro TB250-BTC D+
CPU Intel Celeron G3930
Dual Core 
2.9 GHz
51W TDP
Memory 4GB DDR4-2400 4GB DDR4-2400
SSD 90GB 120GB
Video Card(s) 12x RX 560 4G 6x RX 570 8G 8x RX 570
Power Supply 1300W, ≥88% efficiency 1600W, ≥88% efficiency
Chassis Black, 5x 120mm fans Black, 7x 120mm fans
Hashrate (ETH) 148 MH/s (±5%) 165 MH/s (±5%) 220 MH/s (±5%)
Dimensions (LxWxH) N/A 19.8" x 13.58" x 5.84"

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  • jardows2 - Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - link

    I wonder if this could be useful for other purposes than mining, say a render farm? Or anything else that can leverage multiple GPU for calculations? Reply
  • BigDragon - Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - link

    Just look at that notch! So bold! So revolutionary!

    Unfortunately, the mining market seems to go through booms and busts. I think we're in a bust phase right now. At some point things will swing back around to boom. Biostar may look late and foolish at the moment, but things could turn back around at any time.
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  • DanNeely - Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - link

    you're trolling the wrong article... Reply
  • cuvtixo - Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - link

    You've got it right, unlike the previous posters. One even says "Best case scenario unless crypto makes an unheard-of comeback..." Like the rise from $1 to $1000, the drop to $400 and rise back to $8000? crypto has done nothing but make "unheard of" comebacks. It's quite reasonable to think it will rise again 800% or more. I think especially if Bitcoin continues to dominate. When the first drop came, I held my breath for another crypto to replace it, which would have been logical. But markets are never logical. In fact, I'd go as far to say they only look late and foolish to short-termers who never understood crypto from the start. Just as their cooling solution only looks foolish to those that don't really understand the real-world physics of cooling.
    I guess this is mainly an elaborate troll. My biggest gripe is that Newegg is selling these but do not accept crypto as payment. Sellers should put their "money where their mouths" are, so to speak. I'd be tempted to invest in one, only because crypto is what has enabled me to even think of doing so in the first place.
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  • nunya112 - Thursday, September 13, 2018 - link

    AMD and Intel etc need to step and start building ASICS for mining. make dedicated sha256 and whatever else.
    its a new avenue for these companies to use excess Fab space that wouldnt be used because I know some fabs in intel are still at 22 and 40nm, TSMC wld be the same, I know GLO Fo would be like this too. why arent these guys doing this and generating BILLIONS in revenue for their companies. heck I might even start a mining chip company. Ill be fabless just like NV and AMD and I will thrive!!!
    Reply
  • Yakku - Monday, September 17, 2018 - link

    Noooo! An other week without having my life being raytraced..... Reply
  • Yakku - Monday, September 17, 2018 - link

    Aha, wrong article. Reply

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