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by End User
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Midwest blizzard
Replies: 34
Views: 1081

Re: Midwest blizzard

The storm extended up into the Great White North. It hit Ontario hard. Toronto suffered from freezing rain that caused havoc with our power grid. Today the rain is being contained by slush/snow so flooding is now a concern. I was driving around in my 1LE on Friday. Today it is my GLI equipped with w...
by End User
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 4704

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

Redocbew wrote:
You know what the definition of insanity is, right? Doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results? Yeah, we're definitely getting there.

Yet you keep coming back for more.
by End User
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 4704

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

Apple's SoC designs kick ass. It makes sense for them to push them out to all of their products ASAP. ...because one size fits all, so making a good smartphone SoC automatically means they can make laptop/desktop SoCs? It goes without saying that Apple needs to develop SoCs tailored to laptop/deskt...
by End User
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 4704

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

Captain Ned wrote:
Some required reading for context. Jon "Hannibal" Stokes, back when Ars was a real tech blog:

https://arstechnica.com/features/2004/08/ppc-1/
https://arstechnica.com/features/2004/10/ppc-2/

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by End User
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 4704

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

Captain Ned wrote:
End User wrote:
My gut is telling me that Apple is going to transition much faster this time around.

Well, my gut tells me that I shouldn't have eaten that entire salad for lunch, so we're on an equal prognostication basis.

Fair enough. Time will tell.
by End User
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 4704

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

My personal opinion, and it is strictly opinion, is that the RDF crowd will take anything they can get to reverse what they consider as Jobs' apostasy and the decision to go with Intel and x86 in the first place. I disagree. I was in the audience at the 2006 WWDC when Jobs announced the Mac Pro to ...
by End User
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 4704

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

Glorious wrote:
The Mac Pro was the last one they switched!

My gut is telling me that Apple is going to transition much faster this time around.
by End User
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 4704

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

They fundamentally cannot know where they stand regarding "performance" in that category without fully-developed products from their ISVs. Those obviously don't exist. Your fanboyism is completely out of control. Your ignorance is completely out of control. Transitions are hard. Apple has...
by End User
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 4704

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

If Apple is actually planning on replace the Mac Pro 18-core Xeon CPU with an ARM one, then well yes the TDP will be much higher then ~5w. At ~5w, what level of performance is End User expecting out such a low TDP? I never suggested that Apple will retain such a low TDP for laptop/desktop/workstati...
by End User
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 4704

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

I'm sure they would be, but I wouldn't expect first generation desktop ARM-based Apple CPUs to on par with Intel. You think the public release will be the first generation? People will call the first MacOS ARM systems the first generation of ARM based Macs. Apple will have gone through numerous int...
by End User
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 4704

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

I was totally taking the piss out of that post. Given how you regularly conduct yourself in this "discussions", how can anyone tell? Let the criminally low quality nature of the post I was replying to be your guide. Apple's SoC designs kick ass. It makes sense for them to push them out to...
by End User
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 4704

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

I predict will simply see a convergence where arm comes up to the same level. Then it will simply be juggling performance-per-watt instead of raw performance. If Apple can bring its 64-bit ARM based SoC designs level with Intel I think they would be very happy. I'm sure they would be, but I wouldn'...
by End User
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 4704

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

Where I stand for those that are confused: Apple's SoC designs kick ass. It makes sense for them to push them out to all of their products ASAP. Rumours are swirling: Marco Arment (@marcoarment): "A bit concerned over the rumors of big changes to macOS. Apple hasn’t prioritized macOS quality in...
by End User
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 4704

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

True. You do realize that people aren't able to distinguish between your sarcastic hyperbole and what you normally write? Heck, I'm not even sure if you aren't actually being completely serious here, given your usual tone when repeating your insane refrain. It's obnoxious. Stop. I was totally takin...
by End User
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 4704

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

This is getting crazy!

Are they pushing the new Mac Pro to 2019 because of the rumoured transition to their ARM based solution?
by End User
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 4704

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

I predict will simply see a convergence where arm comes up to the same level. Then it will simply be juggling performance-per-watt instead of raw performance. If Apple can bring its 64-bit ARM based SoC designs level with Intel I think they would be very happy. Why? According to you any third-grade...
by End User
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Looking at new laptops - with no idea where to begin
Replies: 22
Views: 843

Re: Looking at new laptops - with no idea where to begin

ordskiweicz wrote:
I am a big fan of Asus UX360CA-IH51T or similar ASUS ZenBook UX330UA, add and larger SD or buy a micro sd chip, and/or an ssd.

You have to be careful with the UX3330UA models. Some are 7th gen, some are 8th.
by End User
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Looking at new laptops - with no idea where to begin
Replies: 22
Views: 843

Re: Looking at new laptops - with no idea where to begin

DPete27 wrote:
This Acer Aspire 5 for $600 is the kind of machine I'd recommend.

That does look nice. It makes my 8650U/MX150 equipped T480 look dreadfully overpriced.
by End User
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 4704

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

If Apple can bring its 64-bit ARM based SoC designs level with Intel I think they would be very happy. I'm sure they would be, but I wouldn't expect first generation desktop ARM-based Apple CPUs to on par with Intel. Apple has been designing ARM based CPU's for years. There shouldn't be anything al...
by End User
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 4704

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

Glorious wrote:
Why do you even post such garbage?

LOL
by End User
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 4704

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

Buub wrote:
I predict will simply see a convergence where arm comes up to the same level. Then it will simply be juggling performance-per-watt instead of raw performance.

If Apple can bring its 64-bit ARM based SoC designs level with Intel I think they would be very happy.
by End User
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 4704

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

It's not ARM at all, it's just Apple. Yup And it's not Apple knocking on Intel's door, no. It is simply Apple closing *THEIR* door to Intel. Ok I'm just rejecting your inane fanboyism, especially the part of it were you are so delusional that you plainly pretend that you didn't make the grandiose s...
by End User
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 4704

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

Saying that Apple will make an *APPLE* ARM chip for *APPLE* products means nothing when it comes to ARM generically: It won't make the innumerable pre-existing ARM processors from other vendors that perform poorly magically perform better. Exactly. I don't give a fig about other vendors. Neither do...
by End User
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 4704

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

But the idea that they are just going to blow Intel out of the water because of the "magic of ARM" is insane Performance on par with Intel is the only thing Apple needs to accomplish initially. There are strong hints that Apple has already achieved this with its mobile ARM variants (i car...
by End User
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 4704

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

From all reports Windows 10 run very well on the Snapdragon 835 (I'm just referring to the OS - not the crappy x86 emulation crap*). The 835 is a previous gen design that does not perform as well as the A11 Bionic SoC in my iPhone X. One does not need to be overly bright to read the tea leaves. * My...
by End User
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 4704

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

To add on to JBI's point from earlier: while there isn't any technical reason I know of for why a chip from ARM couldn't be successful on the desktop there also isn't any reason I can think of for why one would be particularly suited to the desktop. What you're calling "ARM performance" i...
by End User
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 4704

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

Yeah, keep drinking the koolaid. As for the A10X being "over 3X the single core performance of the A7" it sure doesn't seem to show up in the complaints about iOS performance that have been coming out recently. Please tell me you are not referring to iPhone batteries and performance . If ...
by End User
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 4704

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

You would rather Geekbench be known as a benchmark which is only slightly terrible? Forget about Geekbench. ARM has been knocking on Intel's door for a while now. Once the mobile constraints are lifted ARM is going to be a monster. Meanwhile, on planet Earth: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=...
by End User
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 4704

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

instead of the ridiculous Geekbench joke that makes an iPhone look faster than a 28-core Xeon. Link to that result. You would rather Geekbench be known as a benchmark which is only slightly terrible? Forget about Geekbench. ARM has been knocking on Intel's door for a while now. Once the mobile cons...
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