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intel_fanboy 10 posts  |  Last Activity: Dec 17, 2014 10:19 AM Member since: Oct 20, 2011
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    ARM Challenging Intel in the Server Market

    by theblueredmonk Dec 17, 2014 8:15 AM
    intel_fanboy intel_fanboy Dec 17, 2014 10:19 AM Flag

    A little competition won't hurt anybody. ARM won't get the benefit of having a decade to perfect it's technology in expensive consumer gadgets before mounting a stand against Intel. They are posing a challenge on day one. Intel knows how to respond to server competition.

  • intel_fanboy intel_fanboy Dec 1, 2014 10:20 AM Flag

    That is an amazing price. It's in store only and it's for a Windows 8 tablet. If you get one you'll struggle for space with the OS taking over. My advice is to to spend an additional $50 and get the latest Memo 7 also with the same processor. It's from Asus. Instead of the TN panel that this has it has an IPS panel and has Android KitKat. What you would find is it's more efficient with the small amount of internal hard drive space and RAM that these devices offer. Microsoft really needs to figure out how to scale back Windows 8.1 to work with these smaller spaces. But you can put in extra storage for not a lot of money. You can also hook up an external keyboard, mouse and monitor and use this as a full Windows machine. It's really a cute little device! Not super fast, but not like the Atoms of yesteryear.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • I know it would seem like I would come down on Apple like a ton of bricks, but what can they do? With gossip bloggers spending months posting article after article about "leaked photos" of the newest iPhone Apple has no privacy. It's a victim of it's own success.

    When Google released the first Nexus they more or less gave it to their employees and let them photograph it , use it and write about it. I suggest Apple do the same thing. There are no more secrets, the photos are leaked before it even gets off the factory floor.

  • intel_fanboy by intel_fanboy Sep 27, 2014 5:51 PM Flag

    I got to talk to a gal today in my neighborhood. I know of her growing up, she was brilliant beyond belief. Breezed through the IB program in her high school, college was fairly easy for her and now she works at Intel. She's used to dealing with complex abstract thoughts day in and day out

    I don't want to mention what she does because Intel doesn't look too kindly on people who discuss their work outside the office. All I can say is that it has to do with servers. When you hear someone as smart as she is talking about the struggles of dealing with large scale servers it makes me think that Intel is so deep and so far beyond the competition in this market that there is little chance that the competition can catch up in any meaningful way.

    I am not saying that it is impossible for the competition to take on an Intel. IBM could bring back the PowerPC and spend billions of dollars to catch up with marketshare. They have the power do do this, just not the will. Apple could do it as well though it would take them years to even catch up. A Samsung? Anybody else wouldn't have the resources to go up against Intel. They are diving the gap between them and the competition even further.

  • Looks like Intel has figured it out.

    "ntel Corp is close to announcing an investment in Chinese-government affiliated mobile chipmakers Spreadtrum Communications and RDA Microelectronics, its latest move to catch up in a smartphone chip industry led by Qualcomm Inc, according to two sources with knowledge of the plan.

    It was unclear how much Intel is paying or what portion of the companies the U.S. chipmaker is buying. The acquisition could be made through Tsinghua Unigroup, a government-affiliated private equity firm controlled by Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of the sources said. Tsinghua Unigroup owns Spreadtrum and RDA.

    Intel, which has struggled to gain traction in the smartphone and tablet market, recently has sought to partner with mobile chipmakers in the hope they can help it gain the market dominance it has enjoyed with personal computers."

  • Reply to

    OT: Wallis: ARM and FinFET

    by theblueredmonk Sep 26, 2014 8:21 AM
    intel_fanboy intel_fanboy Sep 26, 2014 12:19 PM Flag

    How soon before anybody else but Apple will get the TSMC 20nm? A year? Maybe more. This was good move on Apple's part, to cut off a good source of supply at 20nm by taking up production at the largest FAB.

    I don't hear anybody in the real world raving about the performance of the iPhone 6 and how they need to dump all other iPhones. The benchmark results are mixed, from their own internal findings that are echoed by Nenni that they got better performance out of the die shrink than anticipated To other benchmarks that rate it at a whopping 5% better.

    But I do love that you have an article touting that TSMC is gong to get Finfet. Not only a week ago Daniel Nenni was online promoting the fact that the bubblegum numbers that were thrown out in the industry of superior performance on 20nm planar proves that Finfet doesn't bring anything to the party. And this week you're celebrating Finfet. So, what is it? Is Finfet worthwhile or not?

    I am not seeing dramatic improvements in performance and consumers are #$%$ about battery life. Could it be that the A8 isn't scaling?

  • Reply to

    OT: Wallis: ARM and FinFET

    by theblueredmonk Sep 26, 2014 8:21 AM
    intel_fanboy intel_fanboy Sep 26, 2014 9:31 AM Flag

    at twice the price of 28nm to get to 16nm, who is buying it? TSMC 16nm finfet next year, or 20nm for that matter, not buying it!

  • intel_fanboy by intel_fanboy Sep 25, 2014 12:49 AM Flag

    I am not cheering for the bad news for Apple. I want them to sell as many phones as possible because their revenue helps pay for California's taxes. What I will say is that I find the entire thing funny for those folks who live and die by Apple's products have given them anywhere from $500 to $750 for a flimsy phone.

    Yes, I get you, you're different, you have an Apple symbol on your phone, computer and car. But when you point out the competition as junk can't they point back and say the same thing? How do you like them Apples?

  • intel_fanboy intel_fanboy Sep 24, 2014 8:03 PM Flag

    Not the end of Apple, and they are big enough to weather the storm. However, the larger issue is that they are selling a poorly thought out high end phone with too many issues. The smarthphone market it going to turn into a commodity market where price and features move phones. Intel will be there in the mix. The white box phones may not be the ideal fit for Intel but it will move volume and lets face it, it's probably a better built phone than the iPhone.

  • Reply to

    Inside Intel's Gen 8 GPU

    by getanid61 Sep 22, 2014 10:32 AM
    intel_fanboy intel_fanboy Sep 23, 2014 11:30 AM Flag

    "However, when you look at the benchmarks the results don't scale with the core numbers"

    "However, in the case of mobile devices it's not the graphics benchmark score that matters, it's the performance per watt."

    Even that is somehow a bit of an open concept. There are many performance based benchmarks that show the SoC under a full load and what you would expect. A teenage boy who wants to spend his bus ride home play a first person shooter game has a different need than someone who looks at her phone for the first time in 8 hours after a charge and expects that she can surf the internet on it for a few hours.

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