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China’s Loongson 3A6000 processor dramatically improves performance to catch up with Intel

From Asia come the first details on CPU performance Longson 3A6000which, although they continue to use the same manufacturing process of 12nm As for the Loongson 3C5000, the use of an all-new architecture has resulted in drastically improved single-core performance in an attempt to catch up with market leaders.

Specifically, it is stated that the new cores will replace the LA664 architecture with the GS464Cgiving the first results in the SPEC CPU 2006 benchmark a single-core performance improvement of up to 68 percent. According to rumors, the company hopes to achieve performance 11th generation Intel Core processors at the same frequency. In addition, with the use of a Dual Channel DDR4 memory configuration, it was also possible to improve the bandwidth from 25 to 38 Gbps, which implies a 52 percent increase.

Longson 3A6000
Current Loongson 3A5000 processor

The Loongson 3A6000 processor will be the least of the problems for AMD, Intel and the rest of the architectures

Keep in mind that these are very bold words, because keep the same manufacturing process managed to increase single-core performance by 68%, and it is expected that Loongson 3A7000 Futures and Loongson 3C7000 (the C-series is for servers) use the manufacturing process of 7nmto which is added that they will go from offering maximum configurations of 16 32 coresbut unfortunately, it is stated that the company is still struggling to break through the 2.50 GHz barrier.

Such is the ambition of the Chinese company, whose objective is surpass ARM and X86 architecture by 2035and for this we must remember that architecture LoongArc of the company supports about 2,000 instructionsso that it can translate the instructions of any modern processor (x86, ARM and MIPS).


In mid-April 2021, we knew that “LoongArch is compatible with any modern processor (x86, ARM and MIPS) use binary translation. For the translation of the instruction set, in addition to technical problems, the biggest problem it was the lawwas, why the company got domestic and foreign intellectual property teamthere will therefore be no legal disputes related to the patents.

LoongArch’s translation efficiency is 100% for MIPS instructions and of 90% for ARMs. With x86 it doesn’t go so well, since it offers an efficiency of 80% on Linuxand this percentage is reduced to 70% on Windowsalthough they warn that further optimizations will come to improve performance.

Loongson’s goal is remove barriers between instruction sets by 2025and for that it should be able to completely solve the compatibility problem of different instruction sets”.

via: MyDrivers

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