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Loongson launches 3A5000 processor, the first with LoongArch architecture

Chinese chip maker Loongson has been making processors based on MIPS architecture for more than a decade, but earlier this year the company announced plans to begin producing chips using its own LoongArch instruction set architecture (ISA). Now the first LoongArch chip has arrived. The Loongson 3A5000 is a 64-bit, quad-core chip with support for […]

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Chinese chip maker Loongson has designed its own CPU instruction set architecture (ISA)

Chinese chip maker Loongson used to make processors based on MIPS architecture, but MIPS isn’t what it used to be and the company that developed the technology has even pivoted to making chips using the RISC-V instruction set. Now Loongson is trying something new: rather than adopt RISC-V, ARM, or x86 architecture, the company has […]

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Lilbits: Cloud gaming, Windows 10X and using your phone as a desktop PC

Facebook is the latest company to get into the cloud gaming business… although the company’s offering is a little underwhelming when compared with Google’s Stadia, NVIDIA’s GeForce Now, or Microsoft’s xCloud/Game Pass Ultimae. So far you can stream free-to-play mobile games like Asphalt 9 or PGA Tour Golf Shootout without downloading them, but you won’t get […]

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Google Android could run on netbooks with Loongson chips

The Loongson processor isn’t exactly common in the west. But this CPU developed in China is likely to start showing up on a growing number of Chinese notebooks — not to mention the Emtec Gdium Liberty netbook. Right now, most Loongson-based notebooks run Linux. But China’s Lemote Technology is working on porting GOogle Android to […]

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Google Chrome coming next month? And to Loongson-powered netbooks?

It’s no secret that Google is working on an operating system aimed at netbooks (at least initially) called Google Chrome Operating System. But while the company announced a few months ago that the OS would be available as a developer preview by the end of the year and wouldn’t actually show up on devices until […]