A Chinese Intel competitor?

August 16, 2020 by 30 Comments

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China’s chip-making prowess has been getting increasingly sophisticated in recent years, and Zhaoxin has been at the forefront for years with its x86 cores. Let’s take a look and see what they’re like, shall we?

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30 Replies to “A Chinese Intel competitor?”

  1. Sen Kensu says:

    Ting is NOT a mobile provider but infact a citrus drink that is hella tasty

  2. Give Antony raise please!

  3. cwli1 says:

    Head of Intel: "Some software runs faster on an Intel because some greedy people were offered cash to write their software with the Intel compiler, the one that secretly detects who's processor it is first before deciding if top speed is needed. The benefit is that people can put food on the table.

    I thought it was illegal to avoid tax and bride people to only use your products. So, pay tax, be honest about how much tax we've actually paid, don't bribe anyone and stop slapping a new number on the same processors every time a tiny competitor launches a new processor. Got it. Thanks for the advice. Why oh why didn't anyone tell me this years ago?

    There has been a tiny whisper that someone was waving big college-student checks near the Dell, Hewlett Packard, Acer dinner tables if they correctly predicted which processors were being delivered by the wrong trucks to their factories.

    Incidentally, the people around Germany got to see college students Media Markt, Europe's biggest computer seller, take part in the television game show "Guess the Truck".

    A strong slow aroma drifted over the fence from a neighbour's barbeque that if Intel eliminated their competition then only the LATEST Intel SSD would work with the newest processors but it was only the smell of sausages, I can tell you.

    This is a private message for our fanboys ONLY: maybe, just maybe, there's a teeny tiny bit of truth to the idea that someone else might make faster processors?

    Ouch! Get off my leg. You're not my pet. How do you get rid of this thing?

    I also have a famous mega family but right now I think I need to visit some of my rich uncles, uncle Googie and uncle Amazy, to pass on some of these new tips so that they don't get into trouble with the law.

    And by the way uncle Amazy is the one who sells all our processors out of his garage, along with several fridge magnets. At least, that's what he told me.

    He says that the garage is where he keeps his 1535 cars but as none of them have worked for the last 14 years he's been getting rides from auntie Ubee's cars. I really think it's time she starts paying tax too.

    Oh and you can keep your money too. We don't need any more of it, thank you very much."

  4. The world deserves everything it gets; keep buying Chinese… See what happens.

  5. 槇本誠 says:


  6. CubeMaster says:

    0:40, that face shall be f*cked in 49 samurain positions & 84 Unknown ways

  7. Johnny Dessu says:

    more taobao stuff!

  8. Nostro 200 says:

    Yup… Chinese trying to copy Intel Rofl

  9. CrazyC0d3r says:

    Linus, I just found out the cpuz window does same on my pc as well which has 3900x + 2070s , It seems a bug or something in software not hardware issue.

  10. Kektus says:

    Imagine your goverment mandating that you have to use terrible and expensive knock-offs

  11. MaygorFungus says:

    linus: 1080 thats terrible..
    ME: cries in poor.

  12. 中国芯 says:

    non-x86, are you talking about loongson? loongson is gonna get rid of MIPS, and using its homegrowth self made "loong arch" instruction set, which can binary translate x86, looking forward to it, loongson 3a5000. Moreover, Zhaoxin kx7000 will be good for native x86 market soon in 2022, which is a good alternative to intel/amd.

  13. I wish I could game at 1080p 60 FPS…

  14. Ivan Laoshi says:

    mobile chip probably
    qualcomm clon for x64

  15. John Maris says:

    Funny side note to the social distancing…it created a back and forth between Anthony and Linus, that was quite enjoyable at the beginning of this video

  16. This is why China wanna invade Taiwan 🤣

  17. 中国芯 says:

    please test loongson 3a4000 cpu as well.

  18. 0:38 He was really happy about that segway

  19. George says:

    1. He shouldn't have played csgo to actually see how a highly optimized game for gpu could be passable.
    2. csgo with bots on a local server drastically taxes cpu because the game is being hosted and all the bots are being calculated by the cpu. After everyone dies, the fps jumps to 140, which would make sense. A 5v5 server or custom server would be a better showcase of its performance for realistic gaming workloads.

  20. Johnfuse says:

    Gonna make my own cpu now and it shall be called Advanced semiconductor structure or in short "Ass"

  21. [] says:

    $617 USD for…a i5 7400ish….

  22. Eiren Rain says:

    You need to test russian Elbrus too 😀 Made for the same purpose, but in russia.

  23. TeckFire says:

    That CPU-Z Windows thing happens even with my GTX 960. It’s not a performance thing, it’s a program bug.

  24. A future without Intel & Amd? I didn't see that coming.