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so is ARM just another company like AMD and Intel, can someone explain this situation to me
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Originally Posted by hammertime850 View Post
so is ARM just another company like AMD and Intel, can someone explain this situation to me
not really
AMD and Intel both use x86 instruction sets on their chips.
ARM cannot use this instruction set, as they do not have the licenses (and probably never will).

another big differences is in manufacturing capabilities - Intel have their own fabs, so did AMD until recently (now their Fabs is under Global Foundries).
ARM does not own fabs, nor do they need it, they only sell the design
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watch it be faster then Bulldozer
Lol!
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I'll be an early adopter if they're not insane expensive.

Edit: Just think of how these things could overclock! low heat, low power CPUs. Slap a good heatsink on one and OC.
What would you run on it? Honest question.
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I expect to see quad-core phones with 8GB of RAM in 2 years.
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watch it be faster then Bulldozer
a single BD core is likely as powerful as 4 arm cores clock for clock.
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What would you run on it? Honest question.
Windows8 and Linux.

I was so tempted to try out a Trim-Slice but with these new designs on the way Tegra2 is really going to look old.
     
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you know....im actually excited about this....new processor company, new competition...although some reason a part of me thinks that if the ARM processors take off, they are going to buy out AMD.....forming the company ARMADA!
ARM isn't new.... and ARM processors have already taken off... years ago.

ARM-based processors very much outsell x86-based ones.

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I expect to see quad-core phones with 8GB of RAM in 2 years.
Quad-core phones might appear next year. Tegra 3 (4+1 cores) tablets will be out in 1-2 weeks.

You won't see 8GB RAM phones for 5+ years.
1) There are no smartphone applications in the near that need this much memory
2) More RAM means more power draw. If nothing needs it, the RAM would just be wasting power.

My guess is that you might see 8GB of PRAM or Memistor-based RAM... but not SDRAM.

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Originally Posted by SCollins View Post
a single BD core is likely as powerful as 4 arm cores clock for clock.
Except there are no ARM cores at 3GHz+.


...and it is not an exact comparision since you have to define "powerful". I don't believe ARM processors do too much (if any) path prediction.
Edited by DuckieHo - 10/28/11 at 2:38pm
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I had been waiting for this. Really exciting to see another cpu maker come into the fray.
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What would you run on it? Honest question.
Windows 8 or practically any distro of Linux.

I run Arch and Angstrom on a OpenPandora with an OMAP3350 Cortex A8. Surprisingly smooth down to 500 Mhz, though I run at 1 Ghz usually. Newer ARM chips should have no problem running a desktop for users on netbooks, and low power desktops.

Software wise, many programs are being ported to it with ease, such as Firefox, VLC, many games and emulators.

Link to the OpenPandora project is in my sig.
Edited by Darkknight512 - 10/28/11 at 2:59pm
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