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ozzman_is_the_best 2 posts  |  Last Activity: Feb 12, 2015 12:39 PM Member since: Oct 21, 2011
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  • ozzman_is_the_best ozzman_is_the_best Feb 12, 2015 12:39 PM Flag

    Then AMD would nullify AMD64 licensing agreements lol. Which do you think is more valuable these days? 32bit processing or 64bit processing.

  • ozzman_is_the_best by ozzman_is_the_best Feb 12, 2015 12:17 PM Flag

    So here's the situation. Apple has stated they would like to produce their own CPUs for their laptops and desktops. This isn't surprising as they currently produce all of the processors for their phones and tablet with nice margins. Intel released a statement saying basically we're the best in the game and years ahead of anything apple could release.

    Lets look at it from a technical standpoint though. Only two players can make X86-64bit CPUs. AMD64 is actually the true name of 64bit processioning because AMDs instruction sets are cross licensed with Intel's 32bit old school instruction set. Apple isn't going to use ARM for their desktops, and it's not going to create it's own instruction set since all the current AMD64 software would become null and void. So that means Apple really has one choice. Buy AMD and use their instruction set to produce their own chips, or license it from AMD which is also extremely likely. I doubt Apple would make such a big statement about leaving Intel if they didn't have a plan in mind.

    thoughts? How else is Apple going to produce a x86 compatible chip?

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