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Can someone explain why x86 is considered an inefficient architecture?

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By my understanding the ARM architecture is great for low power use. Compared to x86, a lower power ARM CPU is able to output better performance than an x86 processor. As the ARM can provoide better performance per Watt it is considered more efficient. The moment you require real power you need an x86 processor. An ARM CPU has nothing on an x86 when you deal with processors that require over 40 Watts. It all depends on perspective.
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