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China to Launch its Quad-Core CPU in 2009

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Chinese researchers unveiled details of a general-purpose microprocessor with which they hope to give computing to the most ordinary people in China. The chip, code-named "Godson-3", was developed with government funding by more than 200 researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute of Computing Technology (ICT). Analysts suggest this takes China one step closer technological independence.

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bootleggers anonymous!
 

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that is soooo awsome go china
 
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ange of software, Mircosoft Windows included
Spelt Microsoft wrong ;)

Interesting article... any news on the chip being available for purchase?
 

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80% of an x86 is still impressive when you factor in the 10W power factor..WOW.
What socket d'you reckon these are? ;)
 
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1./ "dragon" is not a good name in the IT world. That name has a history. And not a good one.

2./ A patent lawyer is an expert in IT architecture and performance comparisons, eh? "80%"? Rubbish. No emulator can perform at 80% of the speed of native x86 code. Not unless the clocks are different.

3./ 65nm, 80% of an x86, 4 cores, 10W. I doubt it.

4./ "And because the chip architecture is only simulated, there is no need to obtain a license from Intel". I dont think that is how copyright and patent law works. :roll:
 

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what socket is it?
 
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nice.
government seems to be involved in every little thing in china
 

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3./ 65nm, 80% of an x86, 4 cores, 10W. I doubt it.
That's a relative comparison. Each single core could be as good/bad as a Pentium 3, who knows, and that's comparing those cores to x86 chips with similar capabilities.

Regarding patents, you heard what the patent attorney for Intel had to say. I hope NVIDIA takes note of this.
 
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I'm sure the benchtest results will be hilarious. I can't wait to see 'em.
 
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they will be budget chips for the less well off.
gives em a chance to have a decent comp...
 
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"Godson"??? Like in "Son of God"???
 

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arent all cpu's made in china to begin with?
 
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i agree it allows people to get entry level computing and for school i dont think they require much power either so it can reduce costs in that respect meaning they have more money to fund other things in schools
 

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1./ "dragon" is not a good name in the IT world. That name has a history. And not a good one.

2./ A patent lawyer is an expert in IT architecture and performance comparisons, eh? "80%"? Rubbish. No emulator can perform at 80% of the speed of native x86 code. Not unless the clocks are different.

3./ 65nm, 80% of an x86, 4 cores, 10W. I doubt it.

4./ "And because the chip architecture is only simulated, there is no need to obtain a license from Intel". I dont think that is how copyright and patent law works. :roll:
yea but intel can't sure china, and what are they going to do, get an embargo agasint china
 

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China doesn't give a crap about patent laws. They probably used some kind of espionage, or some crap.
 

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Some of the 45nm chips are made in mexico {I think} there was an article about them opening a plant there before the 45nm chips came out.
 
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Some of the 45nm chips are made in mexico {I think} there was an article about them opening a plant there before the 45nm chips came out.

china outsorcing to mexico, whata laugh.
 
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china outsourcing is just a laugh itself

i want to see reviews either way its not intended for our market
 
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Some of the 45nm chips are made in mexico {I think} there was an article about them opening a plant there before the 45nm chips came out.
is this a wrong place post or what? Comeon China can takup the whole world's request and still left with workers without a job.
 
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I feel sorry for them, as they are always trying to show independence on many fields. Intel and AMD should consult them.
 

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No BTA, I didnt hear what Intels Patent Lawyer said, can you refresh me?

Its interesting to note China wants to make their own microprocessor. Im sure they could get a deal from AMD or Intel.