China is developing its own technologies – CPU, GPU and many others. What can you expect from them? We already know the answer. It’s tragic.
China has been trying to become independent from Western technologies for a long time. It is primarily about information security in state and military institutions, but also about taking away the ability of the US and Europe to exert pressure through imposed sanctions.
China has a backlog of 11-14 years
Thus, the Chinese are working hard on their own processors, graphics cards, AI accelerators and many other computer components. However, it seems that Although the promises and assurances are loud, the reality is much more brutal.
In the test program database Geekbench the results of the new Chinese processor have appeared Zhaoxin KX-6000G. It’s about the arrangement APU based on architecture Lujiazui in 16 nm lithography. We are dealing here with 4 cores with timing from 2 to 3 GHz4 MB L2 memory and C-1080 graphics chip. The declared TDP is 15 W, and the whole thing supports memory DDR4-3200 RAMup to 64 GB.
Geekbench 5 rated the capabilities of the Zhaoxin KX-6000G at 397 points in single-threaded performance and 1035 points for multi-threaded. These results are so low that it is pointless to compare them with current processors. For example Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 from 2007 scores here about 331/1033 points.
Theoretically, the Chinese have one advantage – low TDP. So let’s take a closer look Intel Core i3-4010Ui.e. a 2-core and 4-thread unit clocked at 1.7 GHz, which also has a power consumption of 15 W. Here we are talking about about 376 and 856 points, and this is still processor from 2013 with fewer cores!
To sum up China has a backlog of 11-14 years, and the West has no reason to worry. Of course, Rome wasn’t built in a day. However, the current crisis in China and the situation there deflation and sanctions imposed by the US and Europe do not give the Chinese much chance for a breakthrough.