- Oct 15, 2011
- ASUS Gryphon Z87
- HD 4600 & RX 580
- Classic Mac
I moved your post to this existing thread.Apple reportedly planning to abandon Intel CPUs in favor of their own...
If they do completely switch to ARM based chips for every Mac they would never use low power A series chips such as those found in mobile devices. You would need so many of them it would not be space or cost effective. What will probably happen is they will eventually design their own desktop chips and have a company such as AMD fabricate the chips for them. That would pair AMD ARM chips with AMD graphics and then Apple has complete control of the most important hardware in a Mac.
I do agree that, in the event Apple divorces from Intel entirely, they'll make their own x86 chips to supplement the ARM ones. But what would be the point of picking AMD? They don't have their own fabs. If Apple's doing the design, they can hire a fab to produce it without AMD's help.