Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Nov 2012 22:24 UTC
AMD "Advanced Micro Devices has hired JPMorgan Chase & Co to explore options, which could include a potential sale, as the chipmaker struggles to find a role in an industry increasingly focused on mobile and away from traditional PCs, according to three sources familiar with the situation." Woah. Bad news for competition in the x86 space.
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RE: x86
by 0brad0 on Wed 14th Nov 2012 10:23 UTC in reply to "x86"
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2007-05-05

Could this be the long awaited beginning of x86's downfall? I'm ambivalent, but it would make a whole lot of people happy, for whatever reason.


With everything converging on ARM it's no big deal if x86 dies and would be better.

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RE[2]: x86
by silix on Wed 14th Nov 2012 16:49 in reply to "RE: x86"
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2006-03-01

With everything converging on ARM it's no big deal if x86 dies and would be better.
tablets and smartphones are all shiny and trendy, but are hardly "everything"..

a larger slice of real world IT (from servers down to workstations, desktops and notebooks for work - not to mention pc gaming -and industrial PC's) all rely on X86 and 10+ years of application compatibility

i for one would have liked the "standard" platform to be one based on a cleaner ISA rather than an ugly one like X86, but that wont happen any time soon
(not even with AArch64... before 64 bit ARM becomes the norm in servers it'll take a while plus some iterations of multighz + massive multicore / threaded high IPC out of order ARM cpu's at least as fast as the X86 processors that dominate now...)

Edited 2012-11-14 16:50 UTC

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