Originally Posted by Johnny Utah;11874457
It'll be very interesting where Intel and AMD draw a line in the sand to stop ARM's forward advance on their turf.
They can't - ARM is entirely suited for low power environments. Atom has not been a very promising chip for Intel because even with more clock speed, it still underperforms when compared to the RISC based ARM. AMD did have the Geode, but it was aging - and AMD has been slow to push out the NEO, or simply can't find the manufacturers that are probably scared to upset Intel.
Computing has changed, or at least, the low end market has really opened up, with many people looking towards smartphones, tablets and netbooks - and the chip makers have all been slow to get onto that bandwagon. Especially when Intel has always been bad at adopting RISC because of their fixation on the aging x86 platform. And MS going towards ARM really damages Intel at the bottom end, because even MS concedes that Intel simply fails when it comes to the bottom end.