Huawei just announced what they claim to be "the industry's highest-performance Advanced RISC Machine (ARM)-based CPU." The Kunpeng 920 features 64 cores running at 2.6 Ghz, 8 channel DDR4 memory, 2 100G RoCE ports, and support for PCIe 4.0 and CCIX devices. Huawei says they built the server processor on a "cutting-edge" (presumably TSMC) 7nm process, and that the cores are custom designs. The Chinese company is clearly aiming to compete with the incumbents in the x86 server market, but a company official mentioned that "Huawei and Intel will continue our long-term strategic partnerships and continue to innovate together." Huawei's server business is currently struggling with some significant political issues, but they're still a huge player in the global server market. Amazon recently announced their own ARM server CPUs for AWS, and I doubt this is the last ARM server-related announcement we'll hear in 2019. Check out the Kunpeng video here. It significantly improves processor performance by optimizing branch prediction algorithms, increasing the number of OP units, and improving the memory subsystem architecture. At typical frequency, the Kunpeng 920 CPU scores over 930 in the SPECint Benchmarks test, which is 25% higher than the industry benchmark. At the same time, power efficiency is 30% better than that offered by industry counterparts. Kunpeng 920 provides much higher computing performance for data centers while slashing power consumption.