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Umm... Llano?

Uhm.

Yeah No.
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"Such a shift would be difficult and isn't imminent, though it would allow Apple to further distinguish its laptops and desktops from competitors that run Intel's chips and Microsoft's Windows software," said authors Brad Stone, Adam Satariano and Peter Burrows"

Sure, they would be distinguished by lower performance across all metrics. Great move Apple!

Honestly Intel is so dominant right now that I find this rumor highly suspect.
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"Such a shift would be difficult and isn't imminent, though it would allow Apple to further distinguish its laptops and desktops from competitors that run Intel's chips and Microsoft's Windows software," said authors Brad Stone, Adam Satariano and Peter Burrows"
Sure, they would be distinguished by lower performance across all metrics. Great move Apple!
Honestly Intel is so dominant right now that I find this rumor highly suspect.

Intels dominance ends right where the gpu is involved.
post #114 of 278
Switching to ARM would still see a huge loss in processing power. However, switching to AMD, would be nice. The reason for this is because apple already controls how people program their apps for their software. All they would need to say is to make it compatible with the core designs of AMD chips. Bam, the biggest flaw that AMD has is now fixed within Apple pcs. This would actually go a long way to creating competition for Intel and drive prices down and technology advancement up. I dislike apple but if they did this it would probably be for the better.

ARM would not work so well. Yeah for the power savings it was be immense but their cpu intensive software would suffer greatly.
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I hope they stay with Intel personally.

IMHO AMD Processors are a joke. ( power sucking, not enough performance, badly designed ) and Apple going to them would be a nail in the coffin for Apple. ARM? Maybe for portable but not for desktops.

Like I said this is my PERSONAL OPINION. Do not attack it......respect it.
post #116 of 278
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I know Apple doesn't have the rights to make their own X86 CPUs. What I am saying (and asking you if I am correct in my assumption) is this.
If Apple switched to AMD APUs in their hardware, in the future when those APUs have an ARM core "on chip", Apple still could not use this ARM core to make a computer capable of natively running ARM and X86 programs, not even with a dual boot setup.
Dave 1991 and BinaryDemon seemed think they could. I was disagreeing with them, and in the middle it seems like we ended up confusing each other. Sorry for the pedantry.

I stand corrected then. Thanks for the clarification. thumb.gif
post #117 of 278
Right. if this is true, it will be just as successful their switch to imaps.
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Right. if this is true, it will be just as successful their switch to imaps.

arm chips currently outperform intel atom processor chips. yes it would mean some loss in power combined to ulv, but it wouldn't have to mean that much.
post #119 of 278
Cool avatar @perfectblade Hyuna is cool ^_^
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I hope they switch, a joke of a computer should have a joke for the chip.
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