According to a report, Chinese chip manufacturer Loongson, formerly known as Godson, has introduced its newest quad-core 3A4000 and 3B4000 processors.
The first is aimed at the mainstream marketplace while the latter is engineered for the server marketplace. The chips are 100% made in China and don’t depend on any third-party intellectual property.
Loongson president Hu Weiwu has stated that the 3A4000 delivers twice the efficiency of its predecessor, the 3A3000. He further mentions that the processor’s efficiency is similar to that of AMD’s 28nm Excavator parts, which released in 2015.
Both 3A4000 and 3B4000 employ the GS464V microarchitecture and are built on STMicroelectronics’ 28nm FD-SOI manufacturing process and make the most of the FCBGA-1211 kit. The processors are outfitted with four cores, 8MB of L3 cache, and operating clocks that span between 1.8 GHz to 2 GHz.
Loongson’s newest duo of 28nm components support DDR4-2400 memory, dynamic frequency, and voltage regulation, which ought to assist improve battery life in laptops. The 3A4000 draws up to 30W, 40W, and 50W at 1.5 GHz, 1.8 GHz, and 2 GHz, respectively.
The 3B4000, which is the server chip, goes well with ECC (error-correcting code) and may be deployed in an eight-way configuration to offer fourfold the efficiency of the previous 3B3000 that was restricted to a two-way configuration.
Loongson has already plotted the trail for 2020. The chip manufacturer expects to reveal the quad-core 3A5000 and 16-core 3C5000 chips to the Chinese market.