Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Aug 2005 16:46 UTC, submitted by Nicholas Blachford
Intel "At next week's Intel developer forum, the firm is due to announce a next generation x86 processor core. The current speculation is this new core is going too be based on one of the existing Pentium M cores. I think it's going to be something completely different."
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RE: latency is the issue
by Ronald Vos on Thu 18th Aug 2005 19:13 UTC in reply to "latency is the issue"
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Thanks for the info, tg.

For the rest: remember this article is speculation. But it does describe a way to move away from x86's hindrances while maintaining compatibility. I'm just not sure how anyone wants to implement 'translating binaries and then saving them' on modern day's more security-paranoid/aware OSes. I'm not sure users apreciate their files being modified without their awareness, especially developpers developping cross-platform.

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RE[2]: latency is the issue
by on Thu 18th Aug 2005 19:26 in reply to "RE: latency is the issue"
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As far as I can remember, x86 has only been a frontend since the original Pentium was released.

And I blame AMD for prolonging the life of the x86 ISA, by going the "simple" route and spit out their Opteron and derivative CPU's.

It has long been my belief that Intel originally didn't want to extend x86 to 64bit, but instead start over with a new ISA that is better optimized and more futureproof, when the time for that was good.

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