[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
> possibly.

 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
by 70-80%.


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