Zhaoxin, a joint venture between Via Technologies and the Chinese government, has been selling processors for various client systems for years, but recently the company rolled out its latest CPUs that some of the local PC makers position as solutions for DIY enthusiasts. At least initially, Zhaoxin’s KaiXian KX-6780A will be available only in China.

Zhaoxin’s KaiXian KX-6780A is an eight-core x86-64 processor with 8 MB of L2 cache, a dual-channel DDR4-3200 memory controller, modern I/O interfaces (PCIe, SATA, USB, etc.), and integrated DirectX 11.1-capable graphics (possibly S3 based but unknown). The CPU cores are in-house designed LuJiaZui cores, built around a superscalar, multi-issue, out-of-order microarchitecture that supports modern instruction sets extensions like SSE 4.2 as well as AVX along with virtualization and encryption technologies. The processor is made using TSMC’s 16 nm process technology.

Zhaoxin formally introduced its KaiXian KX-6000-series CPUs back in 2018, but it looks like higher-end models like the KX-U6780A and the KX-U6880A are entering the consumer market this quarter.

As it turns out, Xinyingjie, one of Chinese PC makers, uses the C1888 motherboard based on the KX-U6780A that is designed for enthusiast-grade PCs and therefore supporting expandability using a PCIe 3.0 x16 slot, two SO-DIMM slots, M.2 slots, and various internal and external interfaces. One thing to keep in mind about the Zhaoxin’s KaiXian KX-6780A/C1888 platform is of course lack of CPU upgrade path because the processor uses an BGA packaging.

When Zhaoxin originally introduced its Kaixian KX-6000, it said that their performance was comparable to that of Intel’s 7thGeneration Core i5 processor, a quad-core non-Hyper-Threaded CPU. Since then, we have not really got a proper confirmation to the claim and will certainly be interested to test the chip in our labs.

According the to the video source, this mini-PC design is expected to be available from March for consumers. Currently this is a prototype, with enhancements expected between now and the final product.

Related Reading:

Source: 二斤自制 YouTube Channel

Comments Locked


View All Comments

  • Spunjji - Monday, February 3, 2020 - link

    @Quantumz0d - I noted your piss-poor grammar and off-topic rant about "radical leftists", so I'm guessing you've been sent by HQ to astroturf some Q talking points. I really wish they'd give us a report function here.

    On the off'chance you're a sincere human, here's a tip:
    Don't join a conversation at the end and lecture people for doing things *they did not do*. Nobody here was "defending China". We're pointing out the hypocrisy of people who attack China for human rights abuses and spying whilst thinking the USA is blameless. If that translates as a "defence" in your mind, so be it, but that' a comprehension issue.
  • Fataliity - Thursday, January 30, 2020 - link

    Yeah but the U.S. isn't doing that to their citizens, only those it perceives not to be.
    Whether they are or aren't is another discussion.
  • Hermit21 - Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - link

    Which of the two government were caught spying on the German chancellors mobile calls....? (Clue... it wasn't Huawei) The US is offended that the Chinese are doing what they have done for decade's.
  • Nagorak - Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - link

    The U.S. is probably worse about spying on other countries. But China is undeniably worse about spying on its own citizens and restricting their access to inconvenient sources of information.
  • haghands - Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - link

    Very accurate.
  • levizx - Thursday, January 30, 2020 - link

    And they never said otherwise. The US government is no better in terms of privacy violation, and they lie about it.
  • Spunjji - Thursday, January 30, 2020 - link

  • rahvin - Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - link

    Which of two has concentration camps incarcerating millions of people simply because they aren't Han Chinese?
  • haghands - Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - link

    Right our millions are merely incarcerated because they are descendants of slaves brought here by the ones who made the laws to imprison them. Or because they had weed one time. Ok, sure, US prisons arent as bad as actual concentration camps, but they're pretty god damn awful. Oh not to mention the actual nightmare concentration camps we've been murdering refugees in. Refugees of states set up and knocked down by the CIA.
  • haghands - Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - link

    wooops meant to say descendants of slaves who were imprisoned by the descendants of the people who brought the slaves here. You get it yeah?

Log in

Don't have an account? Sign up now