Latest Zhaoxin x86 CPUs tested: This is what China closing the gap looks like

mbrowne5061

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No thanks! About the only thing China has come up with on their own, is gunpowder & strains of viruses to infect the globe. Everything else, they copy/reverse engineer from someone else!
They also figured out tea, silk, and noodles.But they have been kind of stagnant the last 500 years or so.
 

Shadowboxer

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Don't worry, they don't need you to buy their products. Their market is near and pretty much larger than the rest of the world population.
So why do Chinese tech companies keep making efforts to penetrate world markets then?

Of course we all know China is making these CPUs so they don’t have to rely on American ones. But that’s where it starts, after that they will want us to rely on buying their tech.

I’ve done a lot of travel and business in China, the government is corrupt beyond belief and a lot more dangerous than most people are aware of. It won’t end well for the people who live in that country.
 

Shadowboxer

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Quality products like keyboards that break from a single speck of dust?
No he’s referring to Apple tech in general like their phones, laptops PCs. All of which are built to very high standards - typically a lot higher than the competition.
 
Silicon from the people’s republic of China? Yeah no thanks. I know that AMD and Intel are crooked but they look like saints in comparison to the Chinese administration.
If the price performance ratio is good enough, then I will go for it. Political gibberish is totally nonsense and is a misplaced ideology.
 

veLa

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I completely understand those sounding the cybersecurity alarm of using Chinese processors, and I'm sure there's some merit to that, especially since they're copycats with known spectre vulnerabilities.

With that being said, I still think we should all be able to enjoy a new type of x86 compatible processor potentially hitting the market. I love experimenting with obscure hardware, and figure it would be fun tinkering with a strange Zhaoxin KX-6000 series processor.
 

Jimster480

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Suddenly people are against Chinese CPUs because China is evil yet most things in their house are made in China, especially technology. Let's see you hold to your values and resist buying their hardware when they get to Intel/AMD levels of performance for less. You'll be all up in that ****.
No, especially after this global virus... Nobody will have that crap in their house.
 

Jimster480

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Bias against Chinese government/etc aside, I find this underwhelming if they truly "copy everything". Without the China label, this wouldn't be news at all lol.

So true, this set of CPUs is utter garbage. Who is paying these news publications to care about garbage hardware like this?
 

Jimster480

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So why do Chinese tech companies keep making efforts to penetrate world markets then?

Of course we all know China is making these CPUs so they don’t have to rely on American ones. But that’s where it starts, after that they will want us to rely on buying their tech.

I’ve done a lot of travel and business in China, the government is corrupt beyond belief and a lot more dangerous than most people are aware of. It won’t end well for the people who live in that country.
Yes that is the unfortunate part. They build everything and then kill off the company's that they copy and fine the foreign companies who do business in China.
After the crappy Huawei CPUs couldn't compete with Qualcomm; China fined Qualcomm billions to reap back all money that Qualcomm received from Chinese phone vendors. This is just how China does business unfortunately.
Any companies that involve the government are extremely corrupt. The Chinese government wants to dominate the world at any cost.
Unfortunately right now they are trying to drive the world into a war. Every day they make more advances.
 

Hexic

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I think you've missed out on the history of China over the last 50 years or so.

Huh, then I suppose this article is fake news then. Along with every attempt of the Chinese government to steal US technology, designs, IP, and military technology. They must have been bored, not behind the curve.
 

Bp968

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Its true that China copies everything, but not everything in China is copied. In fact, the problem US government has is the very fact that China isn't copying. If all China could do is copy, it would be perfect because it would guarantee that the US would always have the latest and greatest tech, everyone would always depend on and go to the US to get it. In the case of huawei, huawei has the latest and greatest, that is why they must be squashed, because they innovated instead of copied.

Sure, much of the wheel was invented 60 years before, logic circuits being conceived and constructed with vacuum tubes long before transistors existed. When chinese companies started to innovate and contribute, the roadmap was layed out and there was no need to start over. Should China have started with vacuum tube super computers until they invented their own semiconductor material to make transistors? No, they shouldn't.

China will catchup, then they will do it better, like huawei did.

Tell the CCP you need a raise. Just make sure no tanks are nearby.
 

jpuroila

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No he’s referring to Apple tech in general like their phones, laptops PCs. All of which are built to very high standards - typically a lot higher than the competition.
They're NOT build to high standards at all. Laptop keyboards that break when you look at them wrong, phone antennae that stop working if you "hold the phone wrong", laptop GPUs that overheat and stop working...

Of course, their competitors are far from perfect(Apple just gets the most bad press), but if they built their products to high standards, these scandals wouldn't be popping up every couple of years.
 

veLa

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HAHA LOL Louise Rossmann would seriously disagree with that assumption

Yeah, that guy would strongly disagree with that statement. His electronics engineering technician and IT maintenance skills are next level. Solid YouTube channel and political work as well.
 

cliffordcooley

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The reviewers are likely not the ones that work on the device. If you want to know the true quality of the device, find someone that has worked on it.
 

poohbear

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Suddenly people are against Chinese CPUs because China is evil yet most things in their house are made in China, especially technology. Let's see you hold to your values and resist buying their hardware when they get to Intel/AMD levels of performance for less. You'll be all up in that ****.
How's the technology made in China? There's a HUGE difference between being manufactured in China, and "made" in China. The technology is made in the USA, where free people are allowed to think freely and innovate. It's manufactured in China because historically it was super cheap. It's not super cheap anymore, and lots of American companies are moving their manufacturing outside of China.
 

Athlonite

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It’s not an assumption it’s a fact! All the reviewers state it. Or all they all lying? Lmao.
No the fact is they (Apple) build crap that when it breaks down they themselves don't even want to fix it and even when they do they make it so expensive to do so it becomes cheaper to buy new instead I'd suggest you go watch a few YT videos on what it takes to repair these so called quality products here >> https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl2mFZoRqjw_ELax4Yisf6w
 

Shadowboxer

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No the fact is they (Apple) build crap that when it breaks down they themselves don't even want to fix it and even when they do they make it so expensive to do so it becomes cheaper to buy new instead I'd suggest you go watch a few YT videos on what it takes to repair these so called quality products here >> https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl2mFZoRqjw_ELax4Yisf6w
Yeah, I’m aware of the repair process. I’ve been using Apple a long time, I’ve never paid for a repair. Mostly because I’m not clumsy but also because if it’s a fault developed on its own then Apple will just replace in store if within warranty. A far better service than most other electronics manufacturers.

That doesn’t change the fact that the devices are we well made with quality materials. There’s a reason they are the richest company in the world. They make good products...
 

jpuroila

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How's the technology made in China? There's a HUGE difference between being manufactured in China, and "made" in China. The technology is made in the USA, where free people are allowed to think freely and innovate. It's manufactured in China because historically it was super cheap. It's not super cheap anymore, and lots of American companies are moving their manufacturing outside of China.
The innovation and R&D happens all over the world, including China. It's most certainly not limited to US.