Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Sep 2010 13:00 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems So, we have Intel and AMD. These guys are doing pretty well in laptops, servers, and of course desktops, but when it comes to mobile devices, they've so far been unable to adapt the x86 architecture to the stricter requirements that come with those devices. ARM, on the other hand, pretty much owns this market at this point. And you know what? It's time for Intel and AMD to get worried - really worried. ARM has just announced its Cortex-A15 MPCore chips - which will reach 2.5Ghz in quad-core configurations.
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RE: Consumer motherboard
by WereCatf on Thu 9th Sep 2010 13:27 UTC in reply to "Consumer motherboard"
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

I'd definitely love to play with a quad-core ARM processor if there was a good, consumer-oriented mobo available. There's just so much potential in ARM and it seems they're gaining more and more momentum.

Sure, x86 architechture trumps ARM (for now!) in terms of performance, but ARM is really power-efficient, needs less cooling (less fan noise!) and there seems to be a lot more innovation going there, so it's not far-stretched to assume that in a few years' time there will be desktop computers powered by ARM for sale in local shops.

I for one am excited! ;)

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RE[2]: Consumer motherboard
by turrini on Thu 9th Sep 2010 13:40 in reply to "RE: Consumer motherboard"
turrini Member since:
2006-10-31

It would be great to have a mobo with 4 ARM 2.5gz QuadCore, in fashion SMP way.

Low power, great performance.

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