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Russian Baikal 48-Core CPU Die Shots, Benchmarks Emerge

Twitter user Fritzchens Fritz (opens in new tab) has obtained a sample of Baikal Electronics’ 48-core BE-S1000 server-grade system-on-chip (SoC) and has successfully revealed its internals with an infrared microscope. Also, some SoC benchmark results have come out.

Baikal Electronics has developed several system-on-chips for various devices to replace x86 processors in Russian-made PCs and various computing appliances. However, the pinnacle of the company’s design prowess should have been the BE-S1000 server-grade SoC with 48 Arm Cortex-A75 cores, which was taped out using TSMC’s 16FFC manufacturing technology for the first A sample was able to be manufactured, but will never be released commercially due to sanctions against Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.

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