Linked by David Adams on Thu 7th Jan 2010 21:10 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Quite a bit of enthusiasm seems to be building for ARM's upcoming processor for netbooks and other lightweight computing devices. The Cortex-A9 is promised to have substantially better performance than the current crop of AMD processors, and a video released by AMD ARM gives a pretty convincing picture that the Cortex-A9 will have comparable performance to the Atom. Watch the video after the jump.
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RE: Why Compare?
by cerbie on Fri 8th Jan 2010 00:52 UTC in reply to "Why Compare?"
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That would be a piss poor way to handle it, to me. Anybody can make a CPU that does well with high-throughput tasks. The trick is making it good as a desktop CPU, where random things happen all the time, with low IPC, cache misses all over the place, but still being responsive.

A specific <piece of hardware>-bound benchmark is exactly what should not be used, as my real-world usage is going to be nothing like that.

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