Benchmarks: Windows

For both systems, we installed Windows: Windows 10 Pro on the small 8-core Dhyana system, and Windows 10 Enterprise on the big dual 32-core Dhyana Plus server. With AVX/AVX2 not working properly, our range of testing was limited. As mentioned previously, some software didn’t even want to run on one system or the other, such as CPU-Z on the server.

Corona 1.3 Renderer

PoV-Ray 3.7.1

Agisoft Photoscan 1.3.3: 2D to 3D Image Conversion

3D Particle Movement v2.1 (non-AVX)

AppTimer: GIMP 2.10.4

AES Encoding

Geekbench v4 Crypto (Single Thread)

From the numbers we can see that our 8-core Dhyana processor falls somewhere between the 6-core Ryzen 5 1600X and the 8-core Ryzen 6 1800X, due to clock speeds, but on particular tests it gets hammered by even the Athlon 200GE. The dual 32-core Dhyana Plus server seems to be in all sorts of a mess, often beaten by the Ryzen 7 1800X, or can now be easily beaten by the Ryzen 9 3950X. The one benchmark where it did really well was Corona – a memory/NUMA agnostic integer based renderer – it seems like a match made in heaven.

Hygon CPUs: Chinese Crypto, Different Performance Conclusions


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  • Lord of the Bored - Friday, February 28, 2020 - link

    It is still pretty dang clear: AMD Zen core goes in, China Zen core comes out. I don't think anyone didn't realize what AMD was doing, particularly as they crippled the processor.

    The convoluted part-ownership scheme is because AMD can't sublicense their x86 license due to an ancient settlement with Intel. So they need to maintain >half ownership to keep Intel from suing them.
  • sing_electric - Friday, February 28, 2020 - link

    I know people that review these deals. They are smart and they aren't naive. That doesn't make them infallible, of course, but they are competent and take their job seriously.

    It seems to me that you've got it backwards: This ownership structure was set up *specifically* to meet Chinese requirements for "made in China" certification (which the central government is really pushing pretty hard) while actually making as little in China as possible - even shipping dies to China for packaging.
  • Mikewind Dale - Thursday, February 27, 2020 - link

    Also, even if AMD *did* give IP to China, it's AMD's IP to give. It's not stealing if the owner gives it away. And it's not a betrayal of the USA, since the USA is supposed to be a free-market country that protects individual rights and liberties. If anyone is betraying the USA, it's the US federal government, since the US federal government would be violating Americans' rights and liberties by prohibiting voluntary market transactions (such as exports). Reply
  • sonny73n - Friday, February 28, 2020 - link

    “ Lisa Su committed treason by exporting high tech IP to an enemy country“

    I don’t understand why the US has so many sick psychopaths who see everyone as enemy. I wonder if they also see you as an enemy, do you think you would still be here spouting hate right now?
  • TheinsanegamerN - Friday, February 28, 2020 - link

    The chinese see themselves as above all other cultures, and are not only extremely racist towards those who ar enot chinese, but also employ methods such as concentration camps and "reeducation" facilities against those of certian religious and ethic backgrounds.

    but sure, prattle on about how hateful the US is.
  • PeachNCream - Friday, February 28, 2020 - link

    Don't assign the actions of the Chinese government to the people living in China in a broader sense. That is unfair to average people that are, just by nature of birth and physical location, part of the population you are giving the blanket title of racist. It's just as bad as calling everyone from Alabama a pickup truck owning, gun-brandishing redneck when we know quite well that there are reasonable, decent people living there that have to spend time contending with that label on a daily basis. Reply
  • yannigr2 - Friday, February 28, 2020 - link

    Trying to find the wrongs to others, is just an excuse to hide your wrongs.

    Look, they (Chinese) are worst that us (Americans).

    Don't expect much support with that kind of logic. The lesser evil is not good.
  • sonny73n - Saturday, February 29, 2020 - link

    “ The chinese see themselves as above all other cultures, and are not only extremely racist towards those who ar enot chinese, ”

    The first letter of any national should be capital. You’re a disrespectful person.
    China has thousands of years old culture. If I’m a Chinese, I would be proud of it. And there’s nothing wrong if they see themselves above other cultures because it’s the fact.
    They might be racists but who isn’t? If you’re talking about extreme racist, you should talk about Americans.

    “ employ methods such as concentration camps and "reeducation" facilities against those of certian religious and ethic backgrounds.”

    The US don’t need re-education facilities. MSM have been feeding BS to you since the day you were born. And it seems you did very good gobbling down all the BS. Now you’re only spouting fouls since you’re incapable of having any critical thinking.

    You’re trying to say that you like most of the psychopaths in the US aren’t hateful but your comment shows that you are. Accusation without proof is the worst form of hatred you can give. Or maybe you’re just too stupid and lazy to find out the truth. So it’s much easier to repeat what CNN says.
  • Lord of the Bored - Saturday, February 29, 2020 - link

    Comrade sonny73n, you say "accusation without proof is the worst form of hatred" immediately after calling all americans psychopaths withut proof. You undermine your own argument, and the party expects better of you. Reply
  • s.yu - Sunday, March 1, 2020 - link

    >And there’s nothing wrong if they see themselves above other cultures because it’s the fact.
    Wow, I can't imagine anybody other than a modern Red Guard(they're popping up here and there under Xi in case some people haven't noticed) saying this.
    These people hail the Party's words as gospel, blatantly disregarding the massive rift between the Party's words and actions, made possible only by the sore lack of accountability, in turn an inevitability stemming from the authoritarian and dictatorial nature of the regime. One proof of this is that in China you almost never win a lawsuit against the government, and you literally never win a lawsuit that leads to reforms in legislation, regardless of how the government tramples over its own laws to infringe on your rights. "Legal order" in China largely exists as excuses to prosecute the insubordinate. There's even statistics on the citation of legal code during lawsuits in China, and a conclusion was that ~90% of clauses have almost never been cited in practice, because they're effectively inapplicable.
    >If I’m a Chinese, I would be proud of it.
    This isn't outright denying that he's Chinese though.¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    March 1st is the first day of a new round of crackdowns on flow of information in China, just more excuses to frame you with.
    Yesterday though I personally witnessed a new mindfuck trick of the Party before my own eyes: if you try to upload an image to Wechat chat groups, it will be OCR'ed simultaneously, and if for whatever reason that meets whatever censorship standard your image is determined to be "sensitive", then it will meet one of at least four fates:
    1. Fake upload: You thought you uploaded it, Wechat tells you that it's successfully sent, yet nobody in the group but you could see it.
    2. Repost ban: The long press option of repost would be removed from an image.
    3. Fake repost: People in the group you uploaded to could see it, but if you repost it to another group(which does not require another upload), it becomes invisible to people in that second group.
    4. This is the good one: Within the same chat group, an image uploaded is only visible to certain people, and hidden from others!!
    I'd known the first two for quite a while, and discovered the last two yesterday, but the last one really throws a wrench into any serious discussion, especially regarding content that's wiped out from within the wall in the first place.
    I'm 100% certain of what I saw because regarding the fake repost issue, I was able to upload, and successfully repost an image(screenshot of a banned article) with a heavy gaussian blur, but the original was only visible to the initial group. Regarding the last issue, a guy uploaded three images, while I only saw two, and he tried uploading the missing one again, but it was still invisible to me, but all three were visible to the uploader himself and another guy in the chat group, so it's no glitch, it's intentional.
    I don't believe this was related to the March 1st regulations, it was most likely in place before that. The exact impact of this new legislation remains to be seen.

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