CoinTerra, specialised in ASIC Bitcoin mining solutions, revealed the GSX I PCI Express mining card. Building on TerraMiner, the Bitcoin miner, CoinTerra has now announced their second product with the introduction of the GSX I PCIe Card Bitcoin miner.
CoinTerra's purpose is to deliver an affordable solution for enthusiasts and hobbyists looking for an affordable path to ASIC-based Bitcoin mining.
The GSX I delivers over 400 gigahash per second, at the price of $1,599. It is powered by CoinTerra's GoldStrike I ASIC processor mated to CoolIT's DCLC direct contact liquid cooling unit with a 120mm exhaust fan. It is packed so that it would fit a wide assortment of PC mid-tower and full-tower cases, enabling the seamless integration of a dedicated high-performance Bitcoin mining processor into a standard PC form factor.
GSX I's software is the same with TerraMiner's, running on the host PC and connected via the card's USB ports. Thisallows users to build expandable mining solutions with non-PC controllers.
"An additional benefit of this design is that an entirely standalone system comprised of multiple GSX I cards could be driven by an off-the-shelf controller, such as the BeagleBone Black found inside the TerraMiner. We would be thrilled to see the community explore this kind of solution," said Jim O'Connor, VP Engineering – CoinTerra, Inc.
The delivery for GSX I is scheduled for June 2014.