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Originally Posted by guyladouche View Post
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.
Intel sees it impacting their desktop arena...

x86 CPUs have hit "good enough" for the majority of users 1-2 years ago. ARMS still is not there but is catching up. I would say ARMS quad-cores would be good enough for general desktop usage in 2-4 years. I mean what do most users do on their desktops? Surf the web, consume media, light productivity apps....

This of course does not mean there won't be a need for more powerful system for home tasks like encoding, video editing, etc. However, ARMs will be able to do most things soon enough.
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I did an engineering project with ARM because i was the most inteligent in my school therefor i was selected muhahaha! I did not like them. I asked them, do you have anything to do with AMD because they had both logo's on their shirts. hhmmmm.
God help the world.
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Originally Posted by Kand View Post
ARM can tell AMD to do whatever, when they buy them out.

They can, too.

your sure about that???




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Especially with windows supporting the ARM architecture soon. x86 may have it's days numbered.
if intel says x86 lives on it will live on ... trust me on this ....
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Lol, ok. ARM, as it is is inherently simple and weak compared to x86. I don't see it, especially with AMD about t launch dozer and already have more planned
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post #25 of 85
x86 will be around untill someone with enough backing makes something better for less.Then Intel will copy it,and charge more for it.
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post #26 of 85
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Oh great,they'll spy on our desktops too?
They'll put arm in your tv in your wireless router. In your frickin refrigerator to remind you to buy food if you let them.
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post #27 of 85
it wont happen mainly because 22nm and 14nm fab (coming Q4 this year) will be able to directly compete against ARM. Remember x86 is faster than ARM on almost everything, the only drawback is its high power consumption (mainly due to current leakage and power loss during switching)

Intel apparently spend over $10 billion on R&D to fix power leakage issues on tiny transistor gate length.

I was told recently they got transistor gate to 4 atoms thick, and it was almost impossible to mitigate current leakage on that scale due to quantum mechanical effects with conventional methods. So the $10 billion was suppose to solve that problem.
post #28 of 85
Man, ARM is really trying to gun it for top processor manufacturer. I guess this should drive competition and innovation in the market, especially towards lower powered monster chips.
     
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post #29 of 85
Absolutely freaking no. What the hell are you doing, ARM? You're destroying processors as we know them today if this happens.
    
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post #30 of 85
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Absolutely freaking no. What the hell are you doing, ARM? You're destroying processors as we know them today if this happens.
...And the average user doesn't care. Newsflash: People barely tap the computing power their computers have. If ARM can produce some very power efficient chips for the desktop user, it's an extremely large energy footprint that can be mitigated.

x86 is grossly inefficient. I'll stick with it because I'm a power user, but not many need it.
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