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[3]: What about 64-bit only?
by Neolander on Thu 15th Nov 2012 07:26 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: What about 64-bit only?"
Neolander
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Plus, isn't amd64 effectively a superset of x86? Meaning you can't really implement the former without major parts of the latter?

Yeah, AMD64 also follows a logic that's very similar to that of x68, but I don't know if Intel's license/patents/whatever prevents people from doing what they want with x86 go this far.

Edited 2012-11-15 07:30 UTC

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