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SiFive: Next-generation RISC-V cores could compete with Arm and Intel – Computer – News

SiFive has announced the next generation of its RISC-V core. According to the company, it performs up to fifty percent better than the current P550 core. This allows the new cores to compete with existing cores from Arm and Intel, according to the company.

Single-threaded performance of next-generation SiFive RISC-V cores “closes in” with Intel’s Rocket Lake generation and Arm’s Cortex-A78 cores. So claims James Pryor, Head of Marketing and Communications at SiFive record. The company does not yet share concrete benchmark results.

The new SiFive cores have not yet been named. It will be based on the existing SiFive P550 cores, which the company introduced in June. The new generation will include a 16MB L3 cache and a clock speed of 3.5GHz. New cores can be further combined into groups of up to sixteen cores. The current P550 core has a 4MB L3 cache and runs at 2.4GHz. The P550 also supports smaller clusters, up to four cores.

The new SiFive processors can be used in computers and servers, and micro-variants can be used for mobile applications and engraved devices. Tom Hardware writes That new cores can be used, for example, in socs with up to 128 cores. New cores will be released next year under the name rtlCompany reports. This allows clients to imitate cores on fpga and use them, for example, for software development.

SiFive has been in the news a lot last week. Intel had planned to acquire the company, but according to sources from Bloomberg Are these acquisition talks Stop. This could have happened because the two companies did not agree on the “financial terms” of the acquisition. SiFive declined to comment on the record.

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