The Chinese company SophGo is creating a 64-core processor based on American SiFive technologies

Based on RISC-V cores

The Chinese company SophGo is developing a processor based on the RISC-V architecture, using solutions from the American company SiFive.

64-core processor
64-core processor

The processor, called the SG2380, has 16 SiFive P670 cores, each roughly equivalent in performance to a Cortex-A77, a SiFive X280 AI/ML accelerator, and an AXT-16-512 GPU from Imagination Technologies.

The Chinese company SophGo is creating a 64-core processor based on American SiFive technologies

In addition, SophGo has already announced the SG2044 SoC, which will be released next year. It will already offer 64 processor cores, support for PCIe 5.0 and LPDDR5x. Both solutions will be produced using the 12 nm process technology, apparently at the facilities of the Chinese SMIC, since initially the SiFive cores, which SophGo uses, are focused on much more modern technology processes.

Thus, SophGo is not subject to the latest US sanctions, since they do not apply to the RISC-V architecture. The popularity of this architecture has been growing recently, and American sanctions may make RISC-V an even more popular solution specifically in China.

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