Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Jun 2013 22:08 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Several Android tablets running on Intel Clover Trail+ Atom processors broke cover at Computex Taiwan. Intel's dual-core, 1.6GHz Atom Z5260 is fueling a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 tablet, as well as Asus's 6-inch Fonepad Note and 10-inch MemoPad FHD10 tablets, while Asus also unveiled a hybrid 11.6-inch Transformer Book Trio, combining an Android slate based on a 2GHz dual-core Atom Z2580 with a keyboard dock running Windows 8 on an Intel Haswell processor."
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Kochise
Member since:
2006-03-03

The ARM "bit-twiddling" is yet effective, especially if it can be done in the same instruction instead to explode this into multiple instructions with a branch to select the path. More compact, no prediction.

The OO and AMD64 are nice, they are 21st century technologies though. And you want to put this into a tablet ? I know times will come, but right now, I think it's a little too early.

Kochise

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tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

That proves my point, what you see as "effective" other people see as a "kludge." It works both ways.

Also OO is definitively not a "XXI" century technology. And the new Atoms that are going to go against ARM do support it. And they do so supporting 64bit operation as well, which ARM has yet to do. ARM has also broken a lot of software compatibility across implementations, whereas x86 has been remarkable in that regard.

We can pick and choose the good while ignoring the bad of either architecture all we want. But that simply solidifies my point: subjective qualitative assessments of technologies are silly.

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Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

"it can be done in the same instruction instead to explode this into multiple instructions with a branch to select the path. More compact, no prediction."

This is not subjective. The ARM ISA is made that way for obvious pragmatical reasons.

Kochise

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