Yes, but thanks to patenting and stuff, IIRC it doesn't support DirectX and Vulkan.
Not to mention that at least this GPU won't be for public sales, right?
But I'm all for them, long live China, because China screws overall greedy western companies and keeps their profits and prices in check.
Just look at smartphones, laptops and PCs.
Wait, they can't even use Vulkan? I thought the point of Vulkan was to be open source so anyone can use it? Yeah, China really has some great products. Xiaomi and Huawei has been killing it in the cellphone market, but Huawei has definitely gotten more expensive recently
Well, it's not that Vulkan is not available to them, it's just that they are lacking instructions to run it most-likely. Licenses and patents must expire that's all I gotta say. Because they are keeping technology from evolving.
they are called converters indeed.
We can wait, they will be better with future generations and VIA is coming out with strong x86-64 CPUs in the next couple of years, I just hope they hit the western market soon.
BTW the jingjia GPU is on 28nm(gen 4 I think) and their equivalent to gtx 1080 has a TDP of 200W whereas the gtx 1080 has a TDP of 180, now of course as I said the jingjia has fewer instructions, but still goes to show that just improving a process node might be as good as if not better than going to a new one, considering that 28nm in 2019 is dirt cheap in comparison.
Yeah, it's pretty good for their first GPU. VIA looks pretty great, but I'm not too excited for it. If they were in sockets and upgradable like current PC hardware then I would be a lot more excited. It's still pretty interesting. IBM has their own CPUs too, but they are way too expensive at the moment. They do seem to have sockets, so that's good. ARM are also in the server market at the moment, but it still doesn't allow CPU upgrades.
I'm well aware of IBM's CPUs and they are really good, but they are NOT x86-64 and since IBM is making tons of money just from the server-side of things, chances are that they won't even come to the desktop. Again lack of software also makes it harder to use them.
ARM, on the other hand, I'm excited about, they are improving greatly generation over generation and year over year, but all they need now is software support.
And VIA doesn't have sockets as they are yet to launch a proper desktop platform, same with ARM.
Now since next gen consoles are yet again x86-64, ARM will have trouble breaching into the gaming scene, but the switching is using an ARM CPU(outdated as it might be) and it's showing how well games run.
On top of that now with .Net Core being cross-platform it's gonna be
There are a few servers that use ARM and I want to say Google has a few that uses ARM, but I might be thinking of a different CPU. Yeah, software support will unfortunately always be an issue. Luckily there's always a ton of people on Linux and other operating systems working on updating and adding more support for new and old hardware
For Servers ARM is becoming very big.
By software support, I meant public client software, you know games, productivity software and such, a good OS that is not a mobile OS. For example, windows 10 would be nice if it ran natively on ARM and i think Microsoft is developing just that.
ARM is already in 7nm but with each Cortex release, they had instructions and improve the process node through intense optimization.
I'm waiting for future high end ARM CPUs where battery is not a concern.