A Chinese processor that can compete with the first Ryzen. Introduced CPU Loongson 3A5000

A Chinese processor that can compete with the first Ryzen. Introduced CPU Loongson 3A5000

Yesterday we talked about the monstrous Chinese 500-core H3C Engiant 800 processor, but it was a non-consumer networking solution. Now Loongson has introduced a completely consumer CPU 3A5000 (LS3A5000).

It has only four cores, but it’s still a very interesting solution. First, the CPU is based on the company’s own architecture with the LoongArch GS464V instruction set. The CPU also supports binary transformation extension (LBT) instructions, vector processing extension (LSX) instructions, vector processing enhanced extension (LASX) instructions, and virtualization extension instructions.

The processor cores are superscalar. Each contains four general purpose ALUs and a pair of 256-bit vector operations units. It all works at a frequency of 2.3-2.5 GHz.

Compared to the previous generation, performance has increased by 50%, and as a result, the 3A5000 should be able to compete with the first generation Ryzen.

The processor is aimed at consumer PCs, but, of course, exclusively for the Chinese market.

A Chinese processor that can compete with the first Ryzen. Introduced CPU Loongson 3A5000

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