GAW Miners Fury Review
GAW Miners Fury Review
A little over a month ago I purchased a GAW Miners Fury 1.3Mh/s scrypt asic miner. In my previous article, I took some pictures of the GAW Miners Fury and posted them to show what I received after placing my order. It has been over a month now and I am going to give an update on how things have been going with my GAW Miners Fury.
Just a quick overview for those who may be unaware, the GAW Miners Fury is a scrypt based asic miner sold by GAW Miners. Scrypt asic miners can be used to mine Litecoin and other scrypt based crypto-currencies (alt coins). GAW Miners does not manufacture the chips used in the GAW Miners Fury, they are merely a re-branded version of the Zeus Miner Blizzard. Although GAW Miners will never explicitly say who the manufacturer of the chips for the GAW Miners Fury is, the general consensus on many crypto mining forums is that the manufacturer is Zeus Integrated Systems Limited and the chips are identical. Furthermore, if you do a side by side comparison of the Zeus Miner Blizzard Vs GAW Miners Fury, you can see that the units are practically identical.
The GAW Miners Fury is still being offered for sale by GAW Miners at a significantly reduced price from when it was initially released. The initial price of the GAW Miners Fury was well over $200 about 2 months ago, but it is now down to $40.
I ordered my GAW Miners Fury directly from their website, but was hit by a week-long shipping delay. Ultimately, the GAW Miners Fury was shipped express mail via DHL from China and arrived a few days after it was shipped.
Once I received the package I noticed that just like the Zeus Miner Blizzard, the GAW Miners Fury was also missing an instruction manual. Luckily, since I had already set up my Zeus Miner Blizzard, and since it is pretty much identical to the GAW Miners Fury, I was able to set up my new unit by doing pretty much the same thing. I put together the GAW Miners Fury setup guide and instructions in case people need help setting up their GAW Miners Fury.
Since I already had BFGMiner set up on my computer to work with my Zeus Miner Blizzard, I just used a similar configuration to mine with my GAW Miners Fury, instead of trying to configure CGMiner to run it. That being said, I did a little experimenting over a couple days testing the difference between CGMiner and BFGMiner. Even though many people on the forums said they saw an improvement when using BFGMiner, my results were pretty much the same using either BFGMiner or CGMiner.
So after over a month of running my GAW Miners Fury, everything still seems to be running fine without any problems. I have read on some of the forums that some people were having problems with their units overheating while others have complained about excessive hardware errors, but so far I haven’t experienced any of these problems. Some people on the forums have mentioned trying to overclock their chips or replace the thermal paste, but I haven’t tried any of those modifications myself. The only complaint that I have is not related to the GAW Miners Fury itself, but more with the fact that Litecoin difficulty has increased so much that it doesn’t look like I will make my money back on my purchase. But, as prices continue to drop, there may be some opportunities out there to pick up some cheap units so I would recommend keeping an eye out for good deals.
Here is the GAW Miners Fury setup instructions.
Here is the original article on the GAW Miners Fury with more pictures.
Here is the comparison between the Zeus Miner Blizzard Vs GAW Miners Fury.