The Chinese company Zhaoxin, one of the few manufacturers of x86-compatible chips, has announced two new lines of processors for servers and embedded systems: Kaisheng KH-40000 and Kaixian KX-6000G. Both families should meet the needs of the Chinese market and are unlikely to officially appear outside of it. For the release of new products, 16-nm technology is used.
Kaisheng KH-40000 server x86 processors are based on the Zhaoxin Yongfeng architecture with support for AVX/AVX2 instructions. They are available in 12-, 16- and 32-core configurations, have up to 64MB of cache, and operate at 2.0-2.2GHz. The equipment of the new products includes an 8-channel DDR4-3200 controller with support for up to 2 TB of RAM (up to 4 TB in a two-socket configuration), up to 128 PCI Express 3.0 interface lines, USB 3.2 Gen1 and SATA 6 Gb / s ports.
The main difference between the Kaixian KX-6000G hybrid chips and the previously released KX-6000 processors lies in the C-1080 graphics core. It supports modern APIs like DirectX12, OpenCL 1.2 and OpenGL 4.6 and is several times more powerful, according to Zhaoxin.
The new processors received four x86 cores with Lujiazui architecture, a DDR4-3200 controller, as well as PCI-E 3.0, USB 3.2, USB 2.0 and SATA 6 Gb/s interfaces. Clock frequencies reach 3.3 GHz, the standard TDP level is in the range from 15 to 35 watts.