ARM, Android far behind x86 when it comes to multi-threaded optimizations
> Yes, the winners will design their own ARM-64 CPUs and break free of cores from ARMH...
And that would be nVidia...? Would there be other ARM-64 vendors or just nVidia?
If I were Google, will I work with each one of them to support and optimize on their platforms?
If I were Google, given that Medfield seems to have rough power parity with ARM already, why would I not work with the largest semiconductor manufacturer with the latest 22nm process (with line of sight up to 5nm) and an army of optimization experts? With further advantages of range of processors, avoiding fragmentation, proven track record of backward compatibility, etc.
If Google doesn't leverage Motorola Mobility to go for a full range of devices on x86, I will be very surprised.
Appreciate your input, would like to see more on this.
For now, it's your word against ExtremeTech.
And given that most of the press has been playing the David V. Goliath story against Intel for the last several years, I would be surprised if ExtremeTech suddenly started supporting Intel's "FUD" (note FUD within quotes).