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There is a LOT of competition with ARM. Next couple of years will be interesting.
Like? Only Intel is really competing with ARM in the mobile/tablet space. ARM is pushing into the netbook and then desktop space.


Power, SPARC, MIPS, SuperH, etc have little/no presence in primary processors for smartphones/tablets/desktops.
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What?

I'm sure Apple is interested with Fusion over Intel chips.

It will be Apple's celebrated downfall.
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Wow. That's it. Screw Apple. Now Apple should just die in a fire.
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I don't know about this. Didn't the move to X86 break much software? Won't this necessarily mean that software you run on your iMac will cease to run on your macbook?
    
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Unless ARM is 20% faster than the the 2720QM next year, yeah right...
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What?

I'm sure Apple is interested with Fusion over Intel chips.

It will be Apple's celebrated downfall.
This is ARM vs x86 - they are instruction sets. AMD and Intel both use the x86 instruction set.
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Unless ARM is 20% faster than the the 2720QM next year, yeah right...
You kidding? Most apple buyers probably wont even notice the difference.
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I don't get some of you guys. How is this a bad thing? While I agree that chances of Apple going AMD over ARM is higher (Apple already utilizes their GPU for their computers), if ARM proves viable in the desktop CPU market, it can only help us as consumers.
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What?

I'm sure Apple is interested with Fusion over Intel chips.

It will be Apple's celebrated downfall.
We are talking about instruction sets..... not just who produces the processors.

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I don't know about this. Didn't the move to X86 break much software? Won't this necessarily mean that software you run on your iMac will cease to run on your macbook?
It will. Everything will have to be recompiled, optimized, and fixed.

However, Apple has done it before....

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Unless ARM is 20% faster than the the 2720QM next year, yeah right...
Not next year... but the year after.

...and why does ARM have to be 20% faster if it is consumes 80% less power? Do most users max out their CPU usage? What common tasks fully utilize a CPU? Encoding is not that common.
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Wow. That's it. Screw Apple. Now Apple should just die in a fire.
Don't know if serious... They no longer want to use a certain vendor and that is the last straw for you. Seems like people will hate on anything that has "Apple" in it.

'Apple donates 100 billion to education'

"Wow. That's it. Screw Apple. Now Apple should just die in a fire."

If you were joking, my bad.
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