Zhaoxin announces its alternative to AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards
Chinese chipmaker Zhaoxin, known as the manufacturer of x86 processors, announced its readiness to present its own discrete graphics for desktops. The company has already announced the basic technical characteristics of the future product, as well as the date of its appearance on the market.
The Zhaoxin roadmap specifies the release of a 28-nm GPU with a heat package of up to 70 W, typical for budget video cards. According to the published slide, the new product will be released in late 2020 or early 2021. The company does not provide more detailed specifications - it is expected that the new product will support the DirectX 11.1 and DirectX 12 APIs. Earlier, the vendor has already introduced branded KaiXian KX-6000 chips that use its own Lujiazui cores and a dual-channel DDR4 memory controller.
According to analysts, Zhaoxin will not just break into the gaming segment, which is actually controlled by AMD and NVIDIA, due to the lack of the necessary arsenal of patents. Representatives of the company do not yet give exhaustive comments and do not disclose plans to expand their own graphics adapters outside the domestic market of China.