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Intel, thanks for all the fish!

Posted 19th May 2011 at 01:47 AM by abraxalito
Updated 8th September 2011 at 03:15 AM by abraxalito

Intel's just held their 2011 investor conference. I'm not an Intel investor but after that performance if I were, I'd have sold out by now.

Welcome to the wonderful world of ARM guys!

If you want to get down and dirty, here are a couple of articles to get you started. Be sure to check out the comments!

Updated: Intel rewrites Atom road map

AnandTech - Intel?s 2011 Investor Meeting - Intel?s Architecture Group: 14nm Airmont Atom In 2014

If you'd like an illustration remarkably parallel to Intel's style of groupthink, go here:

Wake-up call | World news | The Guardian
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    Yes Intel seem to be chasing ARM's market & playing catch-up with ARM's superior power & heat dissipation
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    Posted 19th May 2011 at 07:18 PM by jkeny jkeny is offline
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    Intel's focussed on improving their process technology to the detriment of practically everything else. Its as if they believe, like the US military does, that superior technology is all it takes to win.

    In the past they demonstrated something similar with the Pentium4. Then they somehow got the idea that higher clock speed was the be all and end all, even at the expense of performance.
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    Posted 19th May 2011 at 11:48 PM by abraxalito abraxalito is offline
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    But Intel did manage to turn around things from the Pentium 4 and the raw GHz era with Core 2. And they have kept focus on increasing performance and decreasing power consumption on desktop and server chips. If you look at this year's (desktop and server) chips they are superior from a design/micro architectural point of view, plus they are built with smaller transistors. It's not one thing they have done, they have done/doing both.

    With Atom they are trying to get down to lower and lower power levels. Intel sold their ARM business to Marvell few years back, and took the call of pursuing low power on Intel Architecture (x86). The ARM ecosystem has made big strides since that time, both on hardware and software fronts. Products like the iPhone and iPad have rocked the world, and so has Android. Will Intel succeed with Atom and x86 in the mobile and tablet space - time will tell.
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    Posted 22nd May 2011 at 12:07 PM by zman01 zman01 is offline
 
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