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Huawei announces Desktop PC Motherboards for Kunpeng ARM-based Processors

Huawei has just announced new desktop and server motherboards to house their ARM-based processors.

The Kunpeng D920S10 motherboard is said to house HiSilicon’s Kunpeng chips, which are four- and eight-core 7nm server processors, and can scale to 64-cores. The first iteration of the desktop motherboard supports six SATA 3.0 ports, two M.2 slots, one full-sized PCIe 3.0 slot, one PCIe 3.0 x4 slot, one PCIe x1 slot and quad-channel DDR4 2400 MHz memory up to 64GB. For IO, there are four USB 3.0 ports and four USB 2.0 ports along with what appears to be a VGA port and the standard audio ports.

Huawei’s server motherboard Kunpeng S920x00, on the other hand, is a dual-socket board that can support two Kunpeng 920 processors, 16 SATA 3.5″ HDDs or 2.5″ NVME SSDs, 32 DIMMs of 2933 MHz DDR4 RAM up to 1TB, and 8 PCIe 4.0 x8 slots or 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 + 2PCIe 4.0 x8 slots.

These desktop PCs might run on Huawei’s in-house OS, which they have been working on since 2012. The designs of their motherboards are also open to the public, which tells us that the casing, cooling, and other vital components are open for other vendors to produce. We’ll be reporting more once Huawei unveils and launches its new ARM-based desktop line.

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