Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Sep 2017 20:49 UTC
Apple

Industry sources and analysts suggest that Apple is keen to expand its semiconductor capabilities further. They say the company is interested in building core processors for notebooks, modem chips for iPhones, and a chip that integrates touch, fingerprint and display driver functions.

Apple is building ARM laptops. The interesting question is whether they'll run iOS or macOS.

My money's on the former.

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RE[6]: Comment by Auzy
by unclefester on Sat 30th Sep 2017 09:07 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Auzy"
unclefester
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2007-01-13

Geekbench is the phone equvalent of Dieselgate. As soon as a benchmarking app is detected the phone switches to test mode to maximise performance. It is blatamt cheating but almost everybody does it.

I recenly read where HTC managed to "improve" performance by 40% on a SoC simply by updating the firsmware. It killed battery life but wnat the heck.


The recent Tom's Hardware A11 tests specifically mention that the results are basically meaningless because ARM SoCs can't run continuously at full power without overheating.

When the next Samsung flagship arrives the tables will be temporarily turned again.

Edited 2017-09-30 09:08 UTC

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RE[7]: Comment by Auzy
by daveak on Sat 30th Sep 2017 11:39 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Auzy"
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2008-12-29

The recent Tom's Hardware A11 tests specifically mention that the results are basically meaningless because ARM SoCs can't run continuously at full power without overheating.


Correct, and while the A* chips still have this problem it is something Apple have paid a lot of attention to. They made a specific point with the A8 (or was it A9?) showing how they had made a huge improvement in how long it could run at full power before having to throttle.

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