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: Who cares
by mikeinohio on Fri 10th Sep 2010 08:23 UTC in reply to "Who cares"
mikeinohio
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2010-02-21

I think that servers would care. It might just save a few watts per chip, but that adds up. A large server with many processors could save hundreds or thousands of dollars a month in electricity.

The computer enthusiast would probably value the low initial cost of the processors. It would be possible to build a computer with mutiple processors that out performs an I7 at lower cost.

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RE[2]: Who cares
by Lennie on Fri 10th Sep 2010 23:25 in reply to "RE: Who cares"
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2007-09-22

Just to clear some stuff up, the electricity you save is not just from the cpu's, but also any CPU that doesn't as much electricity will also not generate a lot heat, which means less cooling is necessary, less cooling also means less electricity used.

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