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AMD and Intel have noticed that Russian domestic processors can run X86 games.

via:博客园     time:2019/6/17 12:09:39     readed:210

CPU processors are so important that no big country wants such core technology to be completely controlled by others. Not only is China developing its own processors, but Russia is also developing autonomous processors very early. A few years ago, Elbrus's Russian-made processors were exposed.

A few days ago, some people released a picture of the Elbrus processor-based platform running the game "Ancient Scrolls: Morning Wind". This is a PC platform game, which was jointly released by Bethesda Software Company and Yubi Company in 2002. It is the third generation of the ancient scrolls series.


Although it's a long-standing game, it's normal to see the landing and game pictures from the released videos, because the focus of this Elbrus processor in Russia is not X86 architecture, but to simulate the X86 instruction set, so it's very important to be able to run the X86 platform's games and software normally.


Because the patent of X86 processor is private, there is no legal authorization except Intel, AMD and VIA prestige in the world at present. If other companies want to support X86, they either seek these three cooperation or use other ways to adapt. The Elbrus processor developed by Russia's MCST company is an analog X86 processor scheme.

As early as 2015, the Elbrus processor was released. At that time, the main exposure was the Elbrus-4C processor, 4-core architecture. Two of the cores were used to translate the X86 instruction set, and two cores were used normally. This design can easily be reminiscent of the all-American processor many years ago, and is also an analog X86 instruction set.

However, the level of Elbrus processor is not high, besides the core number, the process is still 65 nm level, the processor frequency is only about 800MHz, so the actual performance is really backward. After Elbrus-4C, there are rumors that Elbrus-8S processors have been upgraded to 8 cores. They are still two core analog X86 processors and the other six core processors. However, the specific technical level has not been announced.


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