China is trying to rely on semiconductors with a program that is slowly replacing its public infrastructure with internal chip-based solutions. Commercial acceptance appears to be happening faster, albeit with less fanfare.
The last time we looked at how to bridge China's gap, its progress was significant given the challenges to address as we know. We are talking about the KaiXian KX-U6780A Zhaoxin processor, a relatively modest performance that does not challenge modern Intel and AMD processors. At most, it can match something like Intel Core i3-7100 or AMD Ryzen 3 3200G.
This week, CNX Software spotted a small computer running across the Indonesian market that supports Zhaoxin KaiXian KX-6640MA processor. Sold out immediately - just over $271.
Zhaoxin KX-6640MA is a 64-bit quad-core processor. No need for overprocessing, 2.1GHz base clock, 4MB of level 2 cache and 25W TDP. The processor can boost an average of 2.6 GHz - enough to achieve the same KX-U6780A single-core performance, but only half the multi-core performance due to the lack of cores. Someone found that the new CPU is similar to the Intel Core i3-5010T CPU, which is a dual core CPU. When you consider that this processor is built on a 16nm process node, with no L3 cache and no redundant fuse, it's not surprising.
Interestingly, the C-960's built-in graphics allow it to decode 4K video at 60 frames per second. Other than that, the mini PC comes with a standard configuration of eight GB of DDR4 RAM (expandable up to 64 GB), 256 GB of PCIe SSD and 1 TB of hard drive space. There is also a slot for a second SATA3 solid state drive. Connectivity options include six USB Type-A ports that support USB 3.0, two HDMI 2.0 ports, and two Gigabit Ethernet ports. Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 4 are also supported. It runs on Windows 10 and UOS - a Chinese commercial operating system based on Deepin Linux. in time. Even a Megacore laptop with the same KaiXian KX-6640MA processor appears in Asian retailers.
If you are interested in Chinese CPU testing, you can find it on a similar mini computer. At Newegg for $260. Stubborn Credit: Somal
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