Six months after the announcement of the first HUAWEI motherboard for proprietary Kunpeng processors, a video review of the finished system unit based on components of the Chinese brand appeared on the network. The video not only demonstrated the multimedia capabilities of the company’s debut product worth more than $ 1000, but also disclosed its technical characteristics.
The novelty received an eight-core processor Kunpeng 920 2249K soldered on the motherboard based on the ARMv8 architecture with a clock frequency of 2.6 GHz. The author of the video said that the chip has 128 KB of L1 cache, 512 KB of L2 and 32 MB of L3. The Huawei D920S10 motherboard itself is equipped with four DIMM slots, and the desktop reviewed in the video received 16 GB of Kingston DDR4-2666 RAM (two 8 GB modules).
The list of PC interfaces includes three PCIe 3.0 slots (x16, x4, x1), 6 SATA III ports, a pair of M.2 slots, two USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, a gigabit Ethernet network connector and an analog D-Sub (VGA). The novelty received a 256 GB solid-state drive connected via SATA, a 200 W power supply, a Yeston RX550 graphics card and an optical drive. The novelty is running the UOS operating system, which is a modified version of Linux.
At the end of testing, the author of the video noted that the HUAWEI desktop is best suited for “light office work.” In particular, the Blender BMW rendering took 11 minutes and 47 seconds from the system unit – this is much slower than a number of modern assemblies. The system unit decoded the streaming video in 4K resolution well, but during local playback, the hardware “choked” due to insufficient chip performance.
The cost of new items in China, according to the blogger, is about $ 1,060 in terms of local currency. Whether the proprietary desktop is available outside the local market and whether new hardware drivers are expected to appear for Windows is unknown.