Chinese chipmaker Zhaoxin announced the release of eight-core processor of its own production called KX-6000. According to the company, the product is comparable in power to the seventh generation Intel Core i5 models and provides 50% higher performance compared to its predecessor.
The processor, made by 16-nm process technology, operates at a clock speed of up to 3.0 GHz. It is equipped with 8 MB of second-level cache memory and dual-channel memory controller with support for DDR4 modules (3200 MHz). Despite the comparison with the Intel model two years ago, its own production cycle can be a great achievement for China in the framework of the trade war with the United States.
In addition to the desktop CPU, Zhaoxin produces mobile chips, which can already be found in some budget Lenovo devices. In addition, the Chinese company is going to enter the server market with a series of 7-nm Kh-40,000 processors, the release of which is planned at the TSMC plant in the near future. The manufacturer also intends to integrate support for DDR5 RAM and PCI-Express 4.0 interface in the upcoming models of the KX line.
Sales start date and price of new item in China are not announced.