Wednesday, August 12th 2020

Huawei 24-Core 7 nm Kunpeng CPU Reportedly Beats Intel Core i9-9900K

Huawei is preparing itself against further United States government technology bans with the introduction of its ARM-based 7 nm Kunpeng 920 CPUs in desktop systems for the Chinese government and enterprise markets. The specific chip used in this upcoming computer is the Kunpeng 920 3211K CPU which features 24 cores clocked at 2.6 GHz paired with 8 GB DDR4 memory, 512 GB Samsung SSD, and an AMD Radeon RX 520 GPU. This specific configuration reportedly beats Intel's Core i9-9900K 8-core processor in multi-core performance, while single-core performance is not reported as it likely lags far behind the high clock speeds of the Core i9-9900K. The desktop runs a custom Linux derived UOS operating system and cannot run Windows 10.
Source: ITHome
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34 Comments on Huawei 24-Core 7 nm Kunpeng CPU Reportedly Beats Intel Core i9-9900K

#1
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
I wonder how hard it would be to smuggle one out of china for testing
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#2
Vya Domus
With three times the cores it better be faster. Also this suggests the the single core performance is dismal.
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#3
InVasMani
FreedomEclipse
I wonder how hard it would be to smuggle one out of china for testing
Khajiit has wares if you have coin.
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#4
dj-electric
Hey look, here's another CPU that beats an Intel\AMD CPU at things these are not typically used for.

I wonder how many more news about these things we will get today
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#5
efikkan
So which "benchmarks" are these?
There is no way an ARM chip can match the performance of a powerful x86 CPU.

BTW; these renders are funny. So the Chineese market needs no monitor cables and only needs ground in their power plugs? :D
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#6
theonek
two things: it's an arm cpu and can't run windows at all, just custom linux, where everything is faster due to lack of so many things...
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#7
TheLostSwede
FreedomEclipse
I wonder how hard it would be to smuggle one out of china for testing
Well, for one, the OS can apparently not be changed and I dunno how good your simplified Chinese is...
Secondly, the OS only supports the installed hardware, so it would be hard to do a proper comparison.
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#8
ZoneDymo
dj-electric
Hey look, here's another CPU that beats an Intel\AMD CPU at things these are not typically used for.

I wonder how many more news about these things we will get today
My car beats the Intel Core I9 10900k at transporting me somewhere.
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#9
Assimilator
Beats the 9900K in what workload? Almost certainly Geekbench, or something equally worthless.
FreedomEclipse
I wonder how hard it would be to smuggle one out of china for testing
Why would you want to? 24 potatoes connected together is gonna be faster than this Arm POS.
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#10
Mamya3084
Beats it in security vulnerabilities and back doors. Definitely
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#11
Tsukiyomi91
24 smaller cores beats 8 larger cores in benches that doesn't gauge how fast it is in real world use. Also, I have a big feeling that anything from the Chinese probably have spyware pre-installed.
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#12
hurakura
Tsukiyomi91
24 smaller cores beats 8 larger cores in benches that doesn't gauge how fast it is in real world use. Also, I have a big feeling that anything from the Chinese probably have spyware pre-installed.
Yes, the chinese are bad, spyware, backdoors, all their tech is evil. Intel and AMD don't have that. The americans are the good guys.
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#14
Caring1
hurakura
Yes, the chinese are bad, spyware, backdoors, all their tech is evil. Intel and AMD don't have that. The americans are the good guys.
My sarcasm meter just blew up.
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#15
medi01
I was told ARM is gonna beat x86 CPUs soon, chuckle.
I didn't expect it to be so soon though.

Now imagine they pack 48 CPUs in there, it would be more than 2 times faster than 9900k at some unknown benchmark!
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#16
Nyek
And who will manufacture the CPU? I bet is not TSMC :)
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#17
AsRock
TPU addict
TPU's new thing Propaganda.
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#18
mouacyk
Definitely the wrong horse for the course here.
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#19
MBTP
Loved this case, wonder if they sell the unit.
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#20
Makaveli
Turmania
Made in China = trash bin.
While this cpu doesn't interest me at all, most things people have in their homes are made in china :)
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#21
Vayra86
efikkan
So which "benchmarks" are these?
There is no way an ARM chip can match the performance of a powerful x86 CPU.

BTW; these renders are funny. So the Chineese market needs no monitor cables and only needs ground in their power plugs? :D
Yes man, everything serves to feed the Great Machine and Firewall. One collective mind and all that. With Pooh as the evil genius its all connected to.
Tsukiyomi91
24 smaller cores beats 8 larger cores in benches that doesn't gauge how fast it is in real world use. Also, I have a big feeling that anything from the Chinese probably have spyware pre-installed.
That was Lenovo wasn't it? :P
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#22
Renald
It's interesting to see how Huawei is managing the situation pretty well (it seems). We still lacks heavily threaded servers on ARM on a decent OS.
The sad part is that their will be a lot of speculation about some backdoors to Chinese government. True or not.

I was harshly reminded recently that Atom CPU were also existing for high parallel tasks (24C ones), but it's still Intel niche, and also heavy x86 instruction set, which is not always needed.

I think something good will come out of this.
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#23
InVasMani
Makaveli
While this cpu doesn't interest me at all, most things people have in their homes are made in china :)
I have a lot of music equipment and nearly all of it is made in Japan.
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#24
silentbogo
MBTP
Loved this case, wonder if they sell the unit.
Looks a bit similar to older HP Z-series workstation chassis. Not sure who makes those, but it might be Foxconn.
Vya Domus
With three times the cores it better be faster. Also this suggests the the single core performance is dismal.
Depends on the benchmark they used. But, just a speculation, it's probably Blender (which also lines up perfectly with their 8-core model review scores).
Once again, this is just my thoughts and speculations, but it looks like relative performance is in a ballpark of Sandy Bridge Xeons (if those ever had a 24-core variant).
Nothing spectacular, but it's not too bad either. Definitely a win for their first attempt, especially if you consider a mere 95W TDP (for comparison, similarly clocked 20-core Ivy Bridge EP was around 150W).
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#25
Makaveli
InVasMani
I have a lot of music equipment and nearly all of it is made in Japan.
I didn't say everything.

However you can go into anyone home and they will have a few things made in china and that would probably be the same anywhere in the world. You get my point but were going off topic so I stop here.
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