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Russia turns to Chinese Zhaoxin processors to replace AMD and Intel

Due to the sanctions imposed by virtually all foreign companies, Russia was forced to replace all x86 processors made by AMD or Intel with their Chinese counterparts, Zhaoxin processorswhich are also based on an x86 architecture.

As revealed by local media, a motherboard designer named Dannie is integrating Chinese x86 CPUs from Zhaoxin into motherboards to provide the country with x86-compatible CPUs. Specifically, the company has designed a motherboard in micro-ATX format called BX-Z60A, which integrates the SoC KaiXian KX-6640MA made of 4 cores + 4 processing threads based on the microarchitecture lujiazui. The SoC has a maximum operating frequency of 2.70GHz with 4MB of L2 cache, access to 16 PCI-Express 3.0 lanes and integrated graphics, all at a TDP of just 25 watt.

Of course, at least in Geekbench 5.0.2, its performance is comparable to an Intel Celeron N3450 or an AMD FX-4350.

Zhaoxin KaiXian KX-6640MA

As for the motherboard, it offers access to 2x DIMM slots for DDR4 RAM, two PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots, M.2-2280 port for SSD, M.2-2230 for WiFi module, 3x SATA III ports @ 6.0 Gbps, USB ports, video outputs in the form of VGA, HDMI and DisplayPort, PS/2 connector for mouse and keyboard, Gigabit Ethernet port, and best of all, the price, has not been disclosed, but that would be the perfect excuse for Zhaoxin get good incomegiven the veto that AMD and Intel have imposed on Russia and that they are not left with many options.

Zhaoxin KaiXian KX-6640MA on an MBX-Z60A

via: habr

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