http://www.startlr.com/lenovo-will-launch-a-pc-on-chinese-processors-zhaoxin/ So what is Zhaoxin? Is this just a chinese x86 knockoff? A light googling found: "Zhaoxin (Shanghai Zhaoxin Semiconductor Co., Ltd., also goes by VIA Alliance Semiconductor Co., Ltd.) is Chinese fabless semiconductor company jointly owned by VIA Technologies and the Shanghai Municipal Government." Soo this is essentially a VIA chip. Not really, but that is how I choose to see it. Anyway, some more info here. "VIA link helped Zhaoxin to sign a deal with TSMC, who will manufacture their ZX-D and ZX-E series processor using 16nm FinFET lithography. The same one which is being used for Microsoft Xbox “Project Scorpio” APU from AMD. The first customer for the CPUs has already been found, and orders have come in from the world’s number one PC manufacturer, Lenovo – and several other smaller players." As for technical details ... no idea. Also this is obviously for the chinese domestic market, and I can't believe they'll compete with either Intel or AMD in IPC. OTOH China has the SW26010 Sunway CPUs that currently powers the fastest supercomputer in the world. So what did I want with this? It'd be really cool if there were more x86 players on the market, and I want to see what them Zhaoxin CPUs can do. BTW, here's a long translated article I haven't read. Trillion core CPU!