That being said, Zhaoxin has been continuously improving its technology and releasing new models with improved performance, so it’s possible that future Zhaoxin CPUs may offer higher performance levels.
Their only option is to concentrate on the cheap category, but they’ll face stiff competition there because their chips perform no better than low end Skylake (6th gen series) chips. They do not offer a SoC that can compete with AMD’s Ryzen APUs or Intel’s sub-10W Celerons and Pentium N/J series.
Because Zhaoxin is aware of this, they won’t bother with the western market. After all, their chips were created especially to reduce China’s dependence on American x86 chips. They are not intended for high scale manufacture, thus they won’t even make it to retail stores.
It’s uncertain if Zhaoxin will be able to penetrate the global CPU market. The global CPU market is highly competitive and dominated by well-established brands such as Intel, AMD, and ARM. Zhaoxin’s success in penetrating the global market will depend on several factors including the company’s ability to produce high-performance and competitively priced products, its ability to effectively market and sell its products globally, and its ability to secure partnerships and collaborations with key players in the industry.
The best Zhaoxin processor depends on the specific needs and requirements of the user. As of my knowledge cut-off in 2021, Zhaoxin’s highest performing processor was the KX-U6780A, which is a 8-core, 16-thread processor based on the LuJiaZui microarchitecture. However, the performance of different Zhaoxin processors varies depending on the specific model and the tasks they are being used for, so it’s important to consider the specific requirements of your use case before choosing a processor.
This is, for example, specs of KX-6000G Series Processor:
Up to 3.3GHz, 4 cores, 4MB cache
Support dual-channel DDR4-3200 memory
Support DP/HDMI/VGA interface, support 4K display, compared with the previous generation product, the integrated display performance is increased to 4 times
Support 16×PCIe 3.0, 4×USB3.2 Gen1, 2×USB 2.0, 2×SATA 3.2 and SPI/LPC and other peripheral interfaces
Compatible with x86 32/64-bit instructions, SSE4.2/AVX extension instructions, SM2, SM3 and SM4 acceleration instructions
Support for processor and IO virtualization technology