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The real question is, who cares, its an apple.
I know I don't,but it appears some people here do.
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I can understand if Apple moves to ARM for their Macbook Air's, but no Macbook's and Macbook Pro's.
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Yeah lol. No way in hell Tregra 2 comes close to a mobile CPU. Unless they specifically code something for it and then just port it to mobile CPU then i can see it coming close because we can see already from inferior consoles keeping up with todays PC because of optimization.
Yeah, it's not. In reality it's more than 20 times slower. CoreMark is a "benchmark" that assumes perfect core scaling and frequency scaling. They even admitted it wasn't really true because even in this perfect scenario it'd need to have twice as many cores as a Core 2 and twice the frequency to match it. That, and since the benchmark is BS it's WAY off. Floating point and integer performance are both the most important aspects of computing and in both ARM is an absolute dog in comparison to X86, even an Atom.

A 1.66GHz single-core Atom gets 933 MFLOPs floating-point performance, while NVIDIA is touting 138 MFLOPs for Tegra 3. Core 2 is more than 3x faster than Atom, so that should give you some perspective.

All the people saying the performance of these chips is gonna come anywhere near X86 are completely wrong. ARM isn't geared for high-performance scalability. It's for low power consumption, low performance devices. Saying otherwise is not factual.
    
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Mac users dont care how fast their laptop is. They care about battery life.
No, that's what the iPad is for. MBPs are supposed to be powerful. Enough that you can run Final Cut Pro on them and anything else without needing a full fledged desktop. The current MBPs accomplish that. Hopefully Ivy Bridge next year.
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 5/8/11 at 9:08am
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Yeah, the day I read an SA article to find out some facts....
    
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what on earth is ARM?
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x86 is a dying breed.
x64 on the other hand is still limited.
How will ARM succeed, nobody knows until it happens but I know ARM will shake the dance floor.
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wow amd should have went with arm
 
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what on earth is ARM?
google dude
     
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