In recent years, the company has already launched several x86 processors. However, these were not chips that would have been nearly relevant in the PC market. Now, however, they have announced a new chip with the identifier KX-5000, which brings various modern features, which are necessary if you want to land on current computers.
Even with the KX-5000, Zhaoxin will definitely not be able to keep up with the high-end processors in Intel’s Core or Ryzen series and AMD’s. With an appropriate pricing, it could set the course in the low-end area and gain experience for further developments. Looking at China’s commitment to supercomputing, it could be expected that the chipmaker would receive proper support to make the technology base more stable.
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The new KX-5000 is first manufactured using a 28-nanometer process. The chip is designed with four and eight cores clocked at up to 2.4 gigahertz. Also built-in support for DDR4 memory, PCIe 3.0 and USB 3.1 with Type-C connections. Also in the pipeline is the successor KX-6000, which will come with a 16-nanometer architecture, DDR5 support and PCIe 4.0 support.