ASIC hardware manufacturer Bitmain has released its ASIC for Ethash according to an article last week from HotHardware. Two weeks ago we wrote how Bitmain was planning to roll out an ASIC for Ethereum, and the impact that the rumor had on AMD stock. The new Antminer E3 is available for pre-order now on Bitmain's website for $800 with a limit of 5 per user, and does not come with a PSU. What it does come with is a hashrate of 180MH/s, equivalent to 7 or 8 GTX 1080s and a power consumption of 800w. I love the fact that Bitmain does not accept Bitcoin as a form of payment. Maybe this will be the final of what has been a series of nails in the coffin of GPU based mining. Thanks to WhoBeDaPlaya for the story. "These are the conservative estimates. We expect the miners to deliver higher performance and efficiency when they are ready to ship," Bitmain says.