SiFive, based in San Francisco, California, has announced the Performance P650 processor, which is expected to be used in a wide variety of applications from edge computing to the automotive industry.
The product is based on 64-bit RISC-V architecture (RV64GCB). It can have up to 16 computing cores. The maximum clock frequency, as noted by network sources, reaches 3.5 GHz.
Compared to the previous generation processor – Performance P550 – a number of improvements have been made. Overall productivity is said to have increased by 50%.
It is noted that several Performance P650 chips can be combined into a cluster with a total of 128 cores. This will allow solving problems with a high computational load.
SiFive claims that it outperforms the Arm Cortex-A77 solution in terms of speed per die area. Moreover, the developer calls the Performance P650 the fastest licensed RISC-V core on the commercial market.
The Performance P650 Architecture Preview will be available to select customers in the first quarter of next year. More product information can be found here.
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