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How is ARM going to run a full OS?
How is it not? The processors they have for mobile phones already do, albiet smaller versions. If ARM is making larger chips, well, there's no issue with this at all.
post #12 of 212
While this is interesting, can anyone gimme a skinny on big architectural differences between x86 and ARM? I'm still a bit confuzzled by it tbh...
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If it's true, well, AMD and Intel really need to invest on ARM.


That's one serious hit for Intel.
   
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While this is interesting, can anyone gimme a skinny on big architectural differences between x86 and ARM? I'm still a bit confuzzled by it tbh...
In short- ARM is a much smaller instruction set than x86 which makes it simpler, cheaper, and more power efficient.
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If ARM makes a serious play wouldn't Intel be able to just swoop in and use their fabs and experience to improve on it? They could license some of the instruction sets and make their own ARM processors that pwn everyone else while still maintaining x86 dominance. It should make for interesting times if nothing else.
This.
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post #16 of 212
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Originally Posted by Artikbot View Post
If it's true, well, AMD and Intel really need to invest on ARM.


That's one serious hit for Intel.
Considering Apple laptop sales are a very very minor part of Intel sales this is just not true...
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post #17 of 212
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Quote:
Originally Posted by robwadeson View Post
How is ARM going to run a full OS?
What do you think Android, iOS, GoogleOS, and Linux are?

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Originally Posted by elchucko View Post
If ARM makes a serious play wouldn't Intel be able to just swoop in and use their fabs and experience to improve on it? They could license some of the instruction sets and make their own ARM processors that pwn everyone else while still maintaining x86 dominance. It should make for interesting times if nothing else.
ARM is a fabless company. If Intel made a better ARM processor, they would just be canablizing from their more lucrative x86 market.

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Originally Posted by AMD20x6 View Post
In short- ARM is a much smaller instruction set than x86 which makes it simpler, cheaper, and more power efficient.
ARM is cheaper because it is licensable... x86 is not.

Power efficiency is a big question though.... how well does it scale up?

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Originally Posted by airbozo View Post
Considering Apple laptop sales are a very very minor art of Intel sales this is just not true...
If Apple switch to ARM, it might not hurt Intel immediately. However, it would show the ARM ecosystem is ready for the desktop overall.
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post #18 of 212
There is a LOT of competition with ARM. Next couple of years will be interesting.
post #19 of 212
Apple will probably go AMD first before ARM. =P
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Apple will probably go AMD first before ARM. =P
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