According to foreign media reports, the American chip company Micro Magic has developed the world’s fastest 64-bit Risc-V processor, which is more powerful than the current most powerful ARM processor, the Apple M1, and consumes less power. Considering that China is trying to get rid of its dependence on ARM, China may further increase its efforts to develop the Risc-V architecture.

Micro Magic develops the world’s fastest 64-bit Risc-V processor

According to reports, this Risc-V processor can reach 5GHz with a power consumption as low as 1 watt, and the main frequency of the Apple M1 is 3.2GHz and the maximum power consumption reaches 31 watts.

The Apple M1 processor represents the highest level of the ARM camp, and its performance is comparable to Intel’s i7 processor, which has always been powerful; in contrast, Risc-V can provide higher efficiency at low power consumption, indicating that Its development potential is huge.

At present, the development of the Risc-V architecture is not fully mature, and many chip companies need to invest their own resources for research and development. At this stage, Risc-V is already better than the most advanced Apple M1 in the ARM camp in terms of power consumption efficiency. Help to attract China to increase the development of Risc-V architecture.

Micro Magic develops the world’s fastest 64-bit Risc-V processor

ARM has always emphasized its openness. However, Huawei’s experience last year shows that ARM’s openness is still conditional. This is because many of its technologies come from the United States, so it has to comply with the requirements of the United States. Recently, NVIDIA, an American company, has launched an acquisition of ARM. Once an American company acquires ARM, ARM will be subject to more restrictions, which is unfavorable for China’s chip industry.

It is for this reason that Chinese companies have doubts about the current over-reliance on ARM’s authorization, and are actively looking for alternatives, and the Risc-V architecture is undoubtedly one of the most feasible options.

Risc-V has just begun to develop, and almost no companies have too many patents in it. Chinese companies are almost on the same starting line as European and American companies; Risc-V emphasizes that the requirements for chip manufacturing processes are lower, which is more in line with Chinese chips. The manufacturing process lags behind the reality of TSMC and Samsung, and China can develop a more powerful Risc-V processor based on the existing backward process.

In fact, forward-looking experts and institutions in China have already seen the great prospects of Risc-V. Therefore, China established the China Open Command Ecology (RISC-V) Alliance early to actively follow up the Risc-V architecture. Alibaba has developed Risc-V. -Vj processor Xuantie 910, Huawei and other chip companies have invested in the research and development of the Risc-V architecture, laying a certain foundation.

With so many favorable conditions, coupled with the huge risks that may be faced by continuing to rely on ARM, it can be expected that China will intensify its efforts to develop the Risc-V architecture in the future, and even replace ARM in the future, which may be huge for ARM. blow.

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