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: Meh
by bnolsen on Thu 9th Sep 2010 18:59 UTC in reply to "Meh"
bnolsen
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2006-01-06

Agreed, this ends up being more a stop gap processor with a short life before a real 64bit one comes out.

To get into the future tablet/netbook market and more importantly the low power server market they really need that 64bit...

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RE[2]: Meh
by tylerdurden on Thu 9th Sep 2010 19:16 in reply to "RE: Meh"
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2009-03-17

Not only that, but there have been multicore core low power MIPS parts, even with 64bit versions of the architecture... and none of them have made to the commodity market.

The markets that may end up adopting these sort of ARM parts are not the ones most of the posters in this thread think of.

It makes sense, when all you know how to use is a hammer... every application looks like a nail to you. So most people here know computing at the personal user lever, so every processor looks like it is supposed to go into their assembled together white box system in their parent's basement.

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RE[3]: Meh
by renox on Thu 9th Sep 2010 19:59 in reply to "RE[2]: Meh"
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2005-07-06

I agree, I don't see why people are so eager to wait on ARM, even though MIPS is already 64bit, has also a 16/32bit instruction length mode (though I don't know if it's compatible with the 64 bit address space).

ARM is simpler to decode than x86, so there is probably a power advantage, but it's not simpler to decode than MIPS..
Yet I don't see many MIPS server, so I don't see why ARM would be more successful..

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