Most likely they will cost much more, because, on August 25, chipmaker TSMC hinted that they will have to raise selling prices for their products by 15-20%.
Is it so bad for the owners of "older" ASICs and there is no hope for efficient and profitable mining for them? Let's try to find out and for this purpose let's examine the economic models of both new ASICs and their "boosted" rivals.
The new machine will be named L7 and is intended primarily for the mining of Litecoin (LTC) and Dogecoin (DOGE). It also means that the ASIC will support all cryptocurrencies based on the Scrypt algorithm.
The difference from ASIC competitors lies in the physical form, ease of setup and focus on the Asian market. This should help the company consolidate its position in the market occupied by such large companies as Bitmain, Canaan, Whatsminer.
The firmware allows to disable fans without using any kind of kludges and makes it equally operable both for air-cooled ASICs and when using immersion cooling with equipment fully submerged into dielectric coolant.
We are talking about the models Bitmain Antminer S17e and Antminer T17e.