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Apple Developing ARM Processors

Discussion in 'News' started by booman, Jun 24, 2020.

  • by booman, Jun 24, 2020 at 7:17 PM
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    Not sure if this was inevitable or just Apple making changes as always?

    Apple is now developing their own ARM processors and may go away with Intel x86 processors by 2021
    https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/23/21232441/apple-arm-mac-2020-5nm-processor-12-cores

    This is bad news for Intel, but might be good news for Linux!

    • Windows XP end of life brought users to Linux
    • Windows 7 end of life brought user to Linux

    The majority of gamers on Mac are playing games that only run on x86 processors. Thousands of games on Steam will not run on ARM processors. On top of that, OSX Catalina has already removed support for 32-bit applications. Gamers are going to be forced to Windows or Linux. Not to mention businesses who use x86 Mac applications.

    I have even noticed a growth in Mac questions on reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/wine_gaming/
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Discussion in 'News' started by booman, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. Daniel~
    Why do people vote for trumpppy?
    Why do people buy way over price apples?
    Why do fools fall in love!? ":O}
  2. booman
    We'll see where this goes...
    I have heard and read many times how ARM processors are more efficient with processing and power than Intel chips. At least the tiny ones in smaller devices.

    Now Apple is going to use this technology in their laptops?
    It works well on a phone, but I've always felt laptops needed more power.

    This is also at the cost of loosing all 32-bit support applications and x86 applications.
    There are a lot of people who still need those. I can't imagine how large the list would be.
  3. danrok
    These Apple laptops aren't being bought by gamers, that's more of a side thing.

    A lot of creative workers do use Apple kit and Adobe software.

    Now much of Adobe's software can be run as a cloud service meaning the client device only needs a fast internet connection and processing power is less important. You can already run these desktop-type applications on tablets.

    So slower laptop processors that use less energy start to make sense.

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