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ARM can tell AMD to do whatever, when they buy them out.

They can, too.
post #12 of 85
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Originally Posted by Thedark1337 View Post
why would a mobile CPU manufacturer ask a desktop/laptop CPU manufacturer to drop x86?
Because ARM is creeping into the desktop.

Tablets for now.... but something like the Asus Transformer or Motorala Atrix is the future for mainstream computers.
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post #13 of 85
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Because ARM is creeping into the desktop.

Tablets for now.... but something like the Asus Transformer or Motorala Atrix is the future for mainstream computers.
Especially with windows supporting the ARM architecture soon. x86 may have it's days numbered.
post #14 of 85
Will the ARM architecture on desktop PCs deliver the same if not more performance than x86?
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post #15 of 85
I'd be ecstatic if AMD were to do both ARM and x86. But I can't imagine them fathoming dropping x86 as a whole. But maybe I'm reading the article wrong. At first it seems like they are asking them to go exclusive. Then it doesn't.
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post #16 of 85
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Will the ARM architecture on desktop PCs deliver the same if not more performance than x86?
That's a complicated question.

If you're talking about hardware.... To get better performance, the hardware has to do more "tricks". This is why x86 CPUs use a magnitude more power than ARM ones. Desktop CPUs have to do very complex path prediction which increases power draw but provides better performance.

If you're talking about instruction set alone.... don't quite know.
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Especially with windows supporting the ARM architecture soon. x86 may have it's days numbered.
Oh great,they'll spy on our desktops too?
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post #18 of 85
I don't see this happening. They might get AMD onboard with building more ARM-based CPUs, but probably not dropping x86 entirely.
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post #19 of 85
I think this could be a great opportunity for AMD. Get in before Intel with a great product...own the market.
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Of course, James Blunt might also produce a song that sounds good, but we don't hold our breath.
^^^ That quote from the source sums it all up.

This is a possibility, but frankly, I don't see it happening. And even if AMD does, I would think it might take a bit of convincing motherboard manufacturers to follow suit in supporting them too.

ARM is great for small, light-weight processing tasks, but without a complete overhaul to how our current operating systems function, I can't see ARM making a huge impact in the "desktop" processing arena.
    
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