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Apple Finally Buying AMD CPUs?

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Eight core AMD CPU is powerfull like four core Intel CPU )
Here's AMD 8 core vs Intel 8 core:

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In mid-2000s when Apple switched to x86 arch, I heard that they considered AMD but were in doubt about AMD' ability to meet demand and supply the required qtys in a timely manner. At that time, AMD had plans to be a fabless company and this rose the doubt with Apple.
 
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This is interesting as trying to predict Apple's intentions on AMD vs Intel has another complexity which is their own ARM chip. A chip that is gaining in performance and is also very good at power management.
 

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The trouble with ARM is a whole industry of software houses will have to rebuild and recompile their apps. Not trivial when you look at the big outfits.

True, Apple may provide a new Rosetta to handle the changeover, but that in itself would be a huge undertaking. Nothing like as easy as back in 2005/6 when the number of big apps was a lot less.

Why give yourself the headache?
 

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The trouble with ARM is a whole industry of software houses will have to rebuild and recompile their apps. Not trivial when you look at the big outfits.

True, Apple may provide a new Rosetta to handle the changeover, but that in itself would be a huge undertaking. Nothing like as easy as back in 2005/6 when the number of big apps was a lot less.

Why give yourself the headache?
True and ARMs still can’t really run Windows10 yet so there is still a lot to be done.
 

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True and ARMs still can’t really run Windows10 yet so there is still a lot to be done.
Good point. My kid's school here had a whole IT suite of iMacs, but had so many problems (not sure what) they BootCamped the lot and ran them as Windows machines ... It was a bit surreal walking in and seeing all these Macs, thinking to myself "Wow, impressive!" and then realising they were all running Windows.
 
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