[Arm-netbook] AMD considering releasing the PSP
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
lkcl at lkcl.net
Tue Mar 14 06:39:12 GMT 2017
On Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 5:13 PM, Hendrik Boom <hendrik at topoi.pooq.com> wrote:
>> bottom line, if AMD want to stay in business they need to get out of
>> x86. part-hardware-emulated x86 fine (like the Loongson 3H
>> architecture did), non-x86, fine. pure x86: dying and dead very soon.
> Intel already tried that a *long* time ago, with the Itanium. It was provided
> with software that emulated the x86. But AMD made a 64-bit hardware version of the
> x86 and took over the market because its hardware outran the emulation on the
> Itanium, forcing Intel to follow suit or lose the Windows market.
i assume they tried to target the price-performance market as opposed
to the price-performance-watt market. at that top-end they would
> Is the situation different now?
> With an ARM version of Windows, and
> Microsoft's now proven ability to port Wondows to new architectures, quite
that's going (eventually) to eat into the top-end price-performance
market as well, but not until x86 hardware-level emulation is common
enough to get 70-80% of clock rate AT THE SAME TIME as reducing POWER
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