VIA, anyone?

Discussion in 'Other CPUs and chipsets' started by dirtyd, Nov 19, 2017.

  1. dirtyd

    dirtyd Member

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    Shamelessly stolen from semiaccurate post

    KX-5000 (2017)
    Up to 8 x86-64 core
    Up to 8MB L3 Cache
    AVX, AVX2, AES, SHA, SSE4.2
    28nm BULK by HLMC
    DDR4 MC
    PCI-e 3.0
    GPU DX11 by S3

    KX-6000 (2018)
    Up to 8 x86-64 core
    Up to 8MB L3 Cache
    AVX, AVX2, SHA, SSE4.2
    16nm FF+ by TSMC
    DDR4 MC
    PCI-e 3.0
    GPU DX11 by S3

    It'll be nice to have VIA back in the game, if only to give us good value low end and industrial x86 options.
     
  2. SLATYE

    SLATYE SLATYE, not SLAYTE

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    If they're planning to get the KX-5000 released in 2017, they'd better hurry up. There's a thread over on AnandTech which shows the KX-5000 as 2018-2019; that seems much more likely.

    From what I can see, none of these are socketed CPUs. That probably makes sense for their intended purpose (and it's what Via has always done - I don't think Via has ever had a socket of their own) but also makes them less attractive to the sort of people who use OCAU.
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    A monumental comeback it would surely be.
     
  4. de_overfiend

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    for those who are still interested:
    https://www.anandtech.com/show/13388/zhaoxin-shows-x86-compatible-kaixian-kx6000

    Quote from website 2018:
    The KaiXian KX-6000 is a successor to the KX-5000 CPU launched earlier this year. Both chips integrate eight-core x86-64 cores with 8 MB of L2 cache, a DirectX 11.1-capable iGPU with an up-to-date display controller, a dual-channel DDR4-3200 memory controller, contemporary I/O interfaces (PCIe, SATA, USB, etc), and so on. The key differences between the KaiXian KX-5000 and the KaiXian KX-6000 are frequencies and manufacturing technology: the former is produced using TSMC’s 28 nm fabrication process and runs at up to 2 GHz, whereas the latter is made using TSMC’s 16 nm technology and operates at up to 3 GHz. Zhaoxin claims that the Kaixian KX-6000 offers compute performance comparable to that of Intel’s 7thGeneration Core i5 processor, which is a quad-core non-Hyper-Threaded CPU. Obviously, performance claims like that have to be verified, yet a 50% performance bump over the direct predecessor already seems beefy enough.

    seems like proprietary hardware required after reading more... interesting but not my cup of tea. kinda reminds me of my "Chonda" 250 dirt bike (actually a Zhongshen/Lifan Chinese Honda xr250 ripoff - heavier with less power and less reliability lol)
     

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