The invasion of Ukraine has made practically the entire West condemn Russia’s actions and apply various vetoes and restrictions on the country. Companies like AMD or Intel have pulled out and stopped selling and shipping their processors to that region.
Therefore, the country has run out of supply of processors with X86 architecture. However, it seems that thanks to the good relations between Russia and China, they have gotten a patch by being able to purchase motherboards with Chinese X86 chips. Specifically, these are the base plates of the Russian company Dannie equipped with an integrated processor KaiXian KX-6640MA from the Chinese manufacturer Zhaoxin.
Naturally, this is simply a patch, as the performance achieved by Chinese manufacturer’s CPUs, such as the KX-6000 series, is light years ahead of what AMD or Intel currently offer, even several generations back. In fact, that model performed like a modest Core i5-7400, and the KX6640MAde 8 cores that make up these boards is lower range. This processor works with a base frequency of 2.1 GHz and a turbo of 2.7 GHz, supports 16 PCIe 3.0 lanes, USB 3.0 and SATA III. Its maximum consumption is only 25W.
However, the availability of this board with integrated SoC will allow running operating systems and programs developed for the x86 ecosystem in Russia, even for tasks that do not require much performance. This company can create x86 processors thanks to its collaboration with Via, a company that has certain licenses to manufacture chips with this architecture.