Acorn is the first-ever cryptocurrency mining accelerator card. By using best-in-class FPGA chips in an M.2 slot, Acorn CLE-215 does everything the CLE-101 does while providing a boost to core-intensive mining using more than double the FPGA logic. Acorn CLE-215 makes mining algorithms like X16r and Lyra2REv2 on GPUs more efficient.
The best hardware is required to effectively mine core-intensive algorithms like Lyra2REv2 and X16r. Top-of-the-line graphics cards work well, but they’re still not optimized for certain tasks in the algorithm chain. They create bottlenecks in the hashing pipeline, and that means they mine at a much lower effective hash rate. There’s a lot of room for improvement.
Acorn offloads and performs the tasks GPUs don’t excel at – and performs those tasks much faster.
Acorn CLE-215 works with high-end GPUs to efficiently minimize bottlenecks, and it can dual mine coins to maximize your profitability.
You can mine Lyra2REv2 and X16r coins like Verge, Ravencoin, Monacoin and Vertcoin better by adding Acorn CLE-215 to your mining rigs.
Acorn extends the life of existing graphics cards and keeps them relevant and useful for mining
Algorithms change frequently. Many coins and algorithms are preventing the use of specialized ASIC technology while mining. Those ASIC chips are hardwired for a single purpose, and as soon as algorithms change, they’re rendered obsolete.
As the new coins become popular, Acorn will adapt and assist mining them. The open community around Acorn and other SQRL products means developers can create their own bitstreams to use with Acorn and share with others.
Acorns will work even better over time. Today Acorns are brand new and the SQRL team of expert developers are committed to making performance optimizations every day.
SQRL offers a 90-day warranty against defects.
An M.2 2280 M-Key (PCIe) slot is required to use Acorn. Acorn should fit comfortably in most M.2 slots, but it is one millimeter wider than the official specifications. Ensure you have clearance.
Compatible mining software is required
Windows 7 or newer or Ubuntu 16.04 or newer is required.$274.99 USD