Originally Posted by r34p3rex
Pretty simple, it'd be great if we could merge the mobile (tablets, phones) market with the desktop (laptops, desktops, servers) market. With windows 8 supporting ARM.. I can see ARM adoption going way up. Imagine running the same programs on your tablet as you do on your desktop
We are already headed in that direction with x86-based CPUs.
AMD Fusion is the best example of ARM-like power consumption w/desktop-like performance with Atom + Intel HD 3000 in second place.
The only problem with Atom is that it executes instructions in-order but it has excellent performance per watt. It seems like Intel could easily alleviate this issue by just giving it branch prediction or whatever its called.
Besides, I don't expect to run resource intensive programs like Photoshop, 3DS Max, and Visual Studio on my tablet PC.
To echo what AMD is saying, we have reached a sort of singularity with CPU performance in the desktop space. With that in mind, I don't see any more room for a competitor like ARM especially since we don't know how efficient it can run x86 instructions and there is no way it will beat the juggernauts at their own game.