Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 2485 from 2003/2/24
Apple has announced
Bloomberg claims (without naming sources) that Apple would be working on such a transition.
Indeed not an announcement. Could be fake news as well, but I wouldn't be so quick to label it as such. As I wrote in the "ARM for the Future" thread, everything Apple has done regarding CPU development for the last couple of years already, suggest a persistent move in this direction.Quote:
EVEN if that was Apple's plan, it would still take several years both on the SW and HW side in preparations and Apple wouldn't announce it until 2 weeks before they have the chips ready to replace Intel in every Mac category.
Again, they could have been working towards this for several years already. Many things suggest this. They have put over-the-top desktop design class CPU's in phones and ipads for half a decade now, each core generation introducing vast performance improvements. These cores are pretty much underclocked desktop cores per design, packaged in an undersized chip. Make a full size chip with a few more of these cores, some more cache memory and buses, design the chip for high temperatures with proper heat dissipation using workstation class heatsinks with fans, clock it at 3-4GHz, and you are there. IMHO they could have done this years ago already, had they wanted to.
And what we have seen is only the consumer ready CPU's used in actual products. Who knows what they have had in their labs for the last half decade? They have proven to have the competence, they sure as hell have the means. And looking at what else they do, their developments points in this direction...
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