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[2]: Comment by Kroc
by bnolsen on Sun 12th Sep 2010 04:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
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Won't matter. The die space just to decode x86 is even itself comparable with many entire ARM cores available. With silicon based transistors starting to play out regarding frequency and size scaling there's no way x86 will ever be able to touch arm on the power side.

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