A new x86 core & SoC from VIA/Centaur

By: aatbc (a.delete@this.atbc.org), November 26, 2019 7:27 am
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anon6 (no.delete@this.spam.eu) on November 25, 2019 1:11 pm wrote:
> aatbc (a.delete@this.atbc.org) on November 25, 2019 6:23 am wrote:
> > anon6 (no.delete@this.spam.eu) on November 24, 2019 11:13 am wrote:
> > > nonymous (nonymous.delete@this.nonymous.nonymous) on November 24, 2019 1:44 am wrote:
> > > > The pre-release VIA Nano numbers would've made VIA a household name if
> > > > they were real. Are these numbers as fake as the VIA Nano numbers?
> > >
> > > A classic Geekbench leak - 2GHz locked ES: https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/526995
> >
> > Its single threaded performance in that benchmark is about the same as an Atom/Gemini
> > Lake-based 4.7W Pentium Silver N5000 with single-channel memory.
> >
> > https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/compare/648077?baseline=526995
> Right, although the Atom kept running at ~2.6GHz compared to the fixed 2GHz operation of VIA.
> https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/648077.gb5
> vs
> https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/526995.gb5

That's not how turbo works. It can shift up to turbo frequency or back down depending on several factors. "the Atom kept running at ~2.6GHz" is incorrect. GB many flaws include the short nature of the tests, meaning the processor likely switched to many intermediate speeds between 1.09GHz and 2.6GHz while running the suite of tests.

The Atom was in a low-end Dell laptop and the Centaur processor was in an open, full height rack mount case if you want to get picky about the testing conditions. https://www.techpowerup.com/img/IHIjUzF4LZO0w4bH.jpg

The Centaur processor has mediocre single threaded performance, but where that would be important doesn't seem to be its market. It looks like they are marketing it as a type of "enterprise AI" processor. If it's low cost and low power, it might be an interesting embedded processor.
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