Zhaoxin, a joint venture between Via Technologies and the Chinese government, has been selling processors for various client systems for years, but recently the company rolled out its latest CPUs that some of the local PC makers position as solutions for DIY enthusiasts. At least initially, Zhaoxin’s KaiXian KX-6780A will be available only in China.

Zhaoxin’s KaiXian KX-6780A is an eight-core x86-64 processor with 8 MB of L2 cache, a dual-channel DDR4-3200 memory controller, modern I/O interfaces (PCIe, SATA, USB, etc.), and integrated DirectX 11.1-capable graphics (possibly S3 based but unknown). The CPU cores are in-house designed LuJiaZui cores, built around a superscalar, multi-issue, out-of-order microarchitecture that supports modern instruction sets extensions like SSE 4.2 as well as AVX along with virtualization and encryption technologies. The processor is made using TSMC’s 16 nm process technology.

Zhaoxin formally introduced its KaiXian KX-6000-series CPUs back in 2018, but it looks like higher-end models like the KX-U6780A and the KX-U6880A are entering the consumer market this quarter.

As it turns out, Xinyingjie, one of Chinese PC makers, uses the C1888 motherboard based on the KX-U6780A that is designed for enthusiast-grade PCs and therefore supporting expandability using a PCIe 3.0 x16 slot, two SO-DIMM slots, M.2 slots, and various internal and external interfaces. One thing to keep in mind about the Zhaoxin’s KaiXian KX-6780A/C1888 platform is of course lack of CPU upgrade path because the processor uses an BGA packaging.

When Zhaoxin originally introduced its Kaixian KX-6000, it said that their performance was comparable to that of Intel’s 7thGeneration Core i5 processor, a quad-core non-Hyper-Threaded CPU. Since then, we have not really got a proper confirmation to the claim and will certainly be interested to test the chip in our labs.

According the to the video source, this mini-PC design is expected to be available from March for consumers. Currently this is a prototype, with enhancements expected between now and the final product.

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Source: 二斤自制 YouTube Channel

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  • Spunjji - Thursday, January 30, 2020 - link

    Nailed it.

    The rampant hypocrisy from casual pro-US commentators on this particular topic (international espionage) is getting very old.
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  • Alistair - Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - link

    yeah let's not even pretend the Chinese and U.S. governments are comparable (speaking as someone happy to have left China) Reply
  • AshlayW - Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - link

    This. The Chinese government is a human-rights absuing, totalitarian regime. The US government? People may not like Trump, but the USA is a damn-sight better than China. At least the NSA/FBI won't arrest you for having a different political opinion. Reply
  • haghands - Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - link

    The US has been violating human rights the world over for centuries. We've staged dozens of coups in the last century, not to mention our disastrous involvements in Syria, Yemen, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam, and Cambodia. Nicaragua, Chile, Iran, AUSTRALIA G'DAY MATE LETS THROW ANOTHER DEMOCRACY ON THE BARB! Dont kid yourself, The US is the ultimate hegemonic force, you either play by our rules or we go into your country and slaughter thousands upon thousands of men, women, and children(including 800 nuns that one time yiiiikes.) ((800 nuns lol jesus fucking christ.)) Reply
  • TheinsanegamerN - Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - link

    Whataboutism at its finest right here. Reply
  • Notmyusualid - Thursday, January 30, 2020 - link

    absolutely. Reply
  • levizx - Thursday, January 30, 2020 - link

    Yep, except when it's what about China, then you shut up. Reply
  • Spunjji - Thursday, January 30, 2020 - link

    Not even close. The discussion's about the US and Chinese governments and their human rights abuses. When someone leaves half the information out, bringing it back in isn't "whataboutism". Reply
  • obama gaming - Thursday, January 30, 2020 - link

    this isn't even a tu quo que, it's someone directly refuting the notion of China being a humans rights abuser, and that the American government isn't, and then shows examples of America violating human rights... how on earth is this whataboutism... whataboutism is charging someone with hypocrisy because of their non-direct rebuttal/refutal of an argument Reply
  • Spunjji - Monday, February 3, 2020 - link

    Unfortunately we're now facing a whole wave of people who have learned the names of logical fallacies from their favourite "centrist" sources, but don't know how any of them actually work. Reply

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