Thursday, March 21, 2013
Not because it is easy, but because it is hard: Why Intel can't seem to retire the x86
"That's equal to somewhere between a Core i3 and i5. Even when you don't include new chips, if you look at the rapid progression of latest processors from Qualcomm, Nvidia and Apple, you see how quickly those things are ramping up and these are still 32-bit processors," says McGregor.
The worst part for Intel is that it had an answer to ARM: the StrongARM/XScale ARM processor that it sold off to Marvell in 2006. "If they stuck with StrongARM, they'd be leaps and bounds ahead of where they are now with Atom," says McGregor.
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