Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Sep 2008 08:52 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems When China launched its first microprocessor, the Godson 1 in 2002, it wasn't much of a competitor to what Intel and AMD had to offer. The 64bit Godson 2, released in 2005, still didn't worry the Western chip makers, but the chip did start to pop up here and there outside of China. Expect to see a lot more of them in the coming years, as the Godson 3 promises to be a chip that can compete head on with the big ones: quad-core, eight core version in the pipeline, and 200 extra instructions aiding in x86 compatibility.
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RE: The gdium is almost there
by psychicist on Tue 9th Sep 2008 17:11 UTC in reply to "The gdium is almost there"
psychicist
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2007-01-27

There are very good reasons to be excited. The processor performs reasonably well and consumes little power. The x86 compatibility will not be hard coded but provided by a combination of binary translation instructions and software.

For example SPARC compatibility is going to be provided as well, if I correctly remember what I read on Loongson 3. For now I'm happy with my Loongson 2E desktop and am looking forward to new 2F based desktop and notebooks.

The single core 2G processor is going to be taped out soon and it's likely Loongson 3 will contain four of these cores.

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collinm Member since:
2005-07-15

can you make some bench to show performance?

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