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6502 -> 68k -> PowerPC -> Intel -> ARM (?)

Unread postby PymbleSoftware » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:43 am

Read something they might be going for ARM Even on the desktop..
Where will it end...

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Re: 6502 -> 68k -> PowerPC -> Intel -> ARM (?)

Unread postby geo » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:31 am

wow! looking forward to have this. always love to have a non x86 esp for a Mac.
cant they choose MIPS too? :)
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Re: 6502 -> 68k -> PowerPC -> Intel -> ARM (?)

Unread postby ItsMeOnly » Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:09 pm

PymbleSoftware wrote:Read something they might be going for ARM Even on the desktop..
Where will it end...

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http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2411813,00.asp
I'd say that's more of the Sci-Fi genre for now, however I wouldn't mind an iStation (Mac Mini-sized ARM desktop) ;-)
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Re: 6502 -> 68k -> PowerPC -> Intel -> ARM (?)

Unread postby PymbleSoftware » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:19 pm

ItsMeOnly wrote:
PymbleSoftware wrote:Read something they might be going for ARM Even on the desktop..
Where will it end...

R.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2411813,00.asp
I'd say that's more of the Sci-Fi genre for now, however I wouldn't mind an iStation (Mac Mini-sized ARM desktop) ;-)


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Re: 6502 -> 68k -> PowerPC -> Intel -> ARM (?)

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:33 pm

Always thought there was room for an iOS laptop, which might even be logical now that OS X is becoming more iOS all the time.

But if all you want is an ARMbook, the ARM Chromebook is looking very tempting. Just throw Linux on it if you don't want to run Chrome OS.
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Re: 6502 -> 68k -> PowerPC -> Intel -> ARM (?)

Unread postby robespierre » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:49 pm

ARM has never had an implementation that was performance-competitive in its own generation of CPUs, has it? I suppose that wasn't a criteria in the architecture design, given the focus on the embedded space. In some ways it is more "modern" than MIPS: no branch delay slots, POWER-like load-update and save/load-multiple, etc. But it wasn't until last week that they had a 64-bit processor!
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Re: 6502 -> 68k -> PowerPC -> Intel -> ARM (?)

Unread postby guardian452 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:05 am

When I bought my mac air 2 years ago I was debating on whether to get that or wait for the "up and coming, any day now!" "arm macbook". Glad I didn't wait.

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Re: 6502 -> 68k -> PowerPC -> Intel -> ARM (?)

Unread postby theinonen » Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:37 am

robespierre wrote:ARM has never had an implementation that was performance-competitive in its own generation of CPUs, has it? I suppose that wasn't a criteria in the architecture design, given the focus on the embedded space. In some ways it is more "modern" than MIPS: no branch delay slots, POWER-like load-update and save/load-multiple, etc. But it wasn't until last week that they had a 64-bit processor!


In 1987 when Acorn Archimedes came to market it actually was pretty powerful system at the time. Soon everything has come full circle and ARM can maybe again be seen on desktop computers. There allready is enough power on those newer ARM processors to fulfill the basic computing needs of most normal people.

There is no doubt about it, and it is only a matter of time that Apple will ditch Intel and abandon their traditional computer lines. Computers are currently only small business for Apple and as most of their revenue comes from the mobile systems the logical progression is to go the way of iOS in all their systems.


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