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  • mrtanner69 mrtanner69 Feb 12, 2011 11:16 AM Flag

    Beyond3d article

    I assume this has been posted but did not see so just in case:

    It's a pretty awesome read.

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    • Good link - I liked:

      In a way, that's a natural evolution of the Cortex-A15. But if we step back a little we see it's a monster: in theory we're talking per-clock performance higher than anything AMD has ever produced, and if it's true that the Cortex-A15 uses about 15-16 gates per pipeline stage (as ARM implies) then ARM could already hit clock speeds comparable to most x86 processors if implemented on the same process with the same design techniques. Even if it's based on ARM instead of x86 and optimised for power efficiency every step of the way, would something this big really make sense for smartphones? I'm not sure it would in the 20nm/14nm timeframe.

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      • After reading this factual account of arm's evolution , i
        came away with the feeling the eagle chip a-15 is up to the challenge of competing with intel's 86 chip. This would mean we maybe less than two years away from dancing in the desk top market space .--not up to armh --but it's very capable partners to supply the energy needed to wage a war of new ideas to catipult arm to that level of competition. it would appear do-able .

    • mrtanner

      Excellent article.

      The viability of ARM for the next 5 years is validated COMPLETELY.

      Performance was the main context of the article and described the participants products easily for a layman to comprehend.

      Low power requiremnts and price are ARM's main selling points, though lightly touched upon due to the nature of the article.

      ARM's ecosystem and ancillary tools are a definite plus not mentioned.

      What is also very notable is the value of owning an ARM architectural license.

      This has helped Qualcomm ( snapdragon ) overcome TI's (OMAP ) early relevance with their customizations, leading to significant design wins by major tech players.

      Marvell's customization is worth mentioning as well with their Armada product. What was very revealing is that Marvell actually deployed one quarter of ARM processors in the year 2009.

      Again, very nice article and thank you for sharing.

    • mrtanner,
      This is the best ARM article I've ever read, and help me sense when it's the tip point to get out of ARM and jump on Intel, or continue long on ARM.

      So many thanks!

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