Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd Sep 2009 21:54 UTC
Intel The Intel Developer Forum is currently in full swing, but it kicked off with a speech by Intel CEO Paul Otellini. Well, there's bad news for those of us who long for a time where lots of different architectures compete with one another, ensuring that technology is moved forward. Otellini's plans for Intel basically come down to one thing: x86 everywhere.
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Intel's greatest weakness is x86. "x86" processors don't actually run x86 instructions, they translate them into a different instruction set that the cpu actually runs. This extra space requires a crapload of transistors and die space.

This arguments is a bit obsolete now, as most of the die is cache anyway.

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