On May 8, Chinese firm IP3 Technology and Shanghai Zhaoxin launched new products based on 16nm China-made x86 processors including desktops, all-in-one PCs, MINI-PC, laptops, ruggedized notebooks and industrial control machines.
IP3 Technology is an ODM company specializing in consumer electronics, computer, communication and industrial control, and has been cooperating with Intel and Microsoft for many years, and foundry giants such as Quanta, BYD, Pegatron and other foundry giants are also their partners, designing and manufacturing PC products with strong strength.
Zhaoxin is also the only company besides AMD, Intel that has x86 license. Last year they launched the new generation KX-6000 series processor, based on the 16nm process, which is the first China-made general-purpose processor with a main frequency of 3.0GHz and supports dual-channel DDR4-3200 memory.
The new generation of Zhaoxin China-made general-purpose processors features an SoC design, further enhanced chip integration, a 50% increase in performance, and three times the performance-to-power ratio of Zhaoxin's predecessors for a more efficient interactive experience.
Kaixian KX-6000 series processor single-chip integrated 8 core CPU, DDR4 memory controller, PCIe 3.0, SATA 3, USB 3.1 controller.
It supports DP, HDMI, VGA, and other display interfaces, and IO interface specifications to meet the industry's advanced standards, can be based on a single chip to build the whole system, significantly reducing development costs and difficulties.
The Kaixian KX-6000 series processors also integrate a high-performance GPU that supports 4K Ultra HD video decoding.
Specifically, the highest end of the Zhaoxin KX-6000 series is the KX-U6880A processor with 8 cores, 8 threads, 3.0GHz frequency, and 70W TDP, followed by the KX-6780A with 2.7GHz frequency and 70W TDP.
The low-power models are the KX-6740A, KX-6640A, and KX-6640MA, which are quad-core, 4-threaded, 2.2 to 2.7 GHz, with TDPs of 45W, 35W and 25W, respectively.
Zhaoxin didn't officially announce which processor was used in the notebook, but the two quad-core CPUs of 25W and 35W are most likely in terms of TDP power consumption.
At least IP3 Technology's Zhaoxin laptops are designed to meet current needs. The thin and light body and ultra-narrow bezel may be more important than performance, which is unattractive for China-made laptops.
As for the performance of the Zhaoxin KX-6000 series, the 8-core Zhaoxin KX-U6780A has the ability to compete with the Core i5-7400, the main drawback is the low single-core frequency, single-threaded performance is about 1/3 to 1/2.
IP3 Technology and Zhaoxin didn't mention the price of the KX-6000 laptop and desktop, so it would have been nice to buy it cheaply for students to use as a netbook, so they wouldn't have to play games.