Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Nov 2012 23:40 UTC
Apple Another Apple-to-switch-Macs-to-ARM post. "Apple engineers have grown confident that the chip designs used for its mobile devices will one day be powerful enough to run its desktops and laptops, said three people with knowledge of the work, who asked to remain anonymous because the plans are confidential. Apple began using Intel chips for Macs in 2005." No idea when Apple will make the switch, but they will do it. I'm thinking 5-10 year timeframe.
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kovacm
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2010-12-16

"x86 are RISC from PentiumPro

It is simply wrong.
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it is simple true.

since PentiumPro intel take all benefits from RISC philosophy! (but he still had (/ have even today) burden of translation of x86 instruction to microops - burden that prevent him to compete with ARM).

RISC vs CISC war is end long time ago... everything is RISC-like today.

and most microops now translated into 1 CISC instruction

could you elaborate this?? give some examples?

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