Company Bitmain has announced the release of new firmware for a hardware miner Antminer S9, which adds support for Overt AsicBoost. Also during the week such firmware get and other devices based on chips BM1387. Among these models Antminer R4, S9i, S9j, T9 and T9+.
Note that earlier support for this feature was declared in the operating system Braiins OS for hardware miners. The creators Braiins OS talking about reducing the energy consumption of equipment by 13% enabling Overt AsicBoost. Company Bitmain did not disclose the official numbers of the reduction of power consumption, but ASIC miners should become more efficient, which is important in the current market.
It is also worth noting that the representatives of the oldest mining pool Slush Pool has asked the owners of the miners from Bitmain to wait a little with updating their devices pool at the moment does not support AsicBoost.