ARM is a dead end

Paul Wouters paul at
Fri Jun 15 00:04:54 UTC 2012

On Fri, 15 Jun 2012, Kevin Kofler wrote:

> So even smartphones are going x86 now. It looks like x86 is going to defeat
> ARM just like it defeated all the previous attempts at changing the
> instruction set, even Intel's own IA-64. The fastest x86 CPUs are still
> worlds faster than the fastest ARM CPUs. This new smartphone's single-core
> Atom is competitive in speed with other smartphones' multi-core ARMs.

Speed is not my main concern on a smartphone CPU. Battery consumption is.


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