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  1. Carlo Medina

    Intel expects Apple to transition to ARM

    Sounds like Apple needs to use some of their 200bn cash reserves to pay to retain top talent. I understand when businesses who have tight margins have to be a little tightwad in their salaries, but Apple really doesn't have this excuse, especially since they have known for a while they were...
  2. Carlo Medina

    Intel expects Apple to transition to ARM

    While I agree there is an "Apple premium" in that you do tend to pay a little more for each Apple product than it's similarly spec'd Windows counterpart, I'll give them credit for having a fairly diversified set of pricepoints for both laptops and desktops, which can be had for under $1000 (Mac...
  3. Carlo Medina

    Intel expects Apple to transition to ARM

    So...to talk about "the other" party to this thread topic...Intel. They've known for several years now Apple's interested in migrating towards their own chips. They let AMD straight leapfrog them in high-end gaming performance. A foe they considered (and to be fair, most of the PC gaming...
  4. Carlo Medina

    Intel expects Apple to transition to ARM

    To be clear, I'm not trying to directly compare my MBP to my Win10 machine. Those programs may be optimized to run on Win10. And yes, it's near instantaneous on my Win10 desktop (probably has to do with the speed of the M.2 SSD coupled with the throughput of the Z270 chipset and the i7-8700K...
  5. Carlo Medina

    Intel expects Apple to transition to ARM

    What I mean is that my 2019 16" MBP, for most tasks, feels identical to my 2015 MBP. And things which I'd expect to launch much faster (MS Office Suite, Slack, Zoom) and just the overall OS, are faster on my Windows PC. Now I will admit it's a pretty powerful PC, but given how little difference...
  6. Carlo Medina

    Intel expects Apple to transition to ARM

    Oh yeah I've been quoting those benchmarks for a while now. What I'm curious about though is that all this code needs to be compiled to run on ARM architecture. So I'm more interested in the "end result" than benchmark numbers.
  7. Carlo Medina

    Intel expects Apple to transition to ARM

    I'm genuinely curious about the performance of ARM hardware. I have a 2015 15" MPB and a 2019 16" MBP. Both the mid-line with CPU upgrade at the time of purchase. Obviously on power-hungry tasks, the speed difference is noticeable (though heat is still a major problem). But for the personal and...
  8. Carlo Medina

    Intel expects Apple to transition to ARM

    https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-loses-engineer-overseeing-the-processors-powering-iphones-ipads/ No one has officially commented why, and his LinkedIn page hasn’t been updated to reflect his departure as of the time of this post. Some sites speculate Intel may try to lure him to their company.
  9. Carlo Medina

    Intel expects Apple to transition to ARM

    To further expand, I think I mentioned in the new iPad Pro thread that the current A12X processor is the first one that benchmarked as well as the Intel CPU used in the Macbook Pro 13". Using the same CPU architecture will allow Apple to unify and streamline code between iOS and MacOS...
  10. Carlo Medina

    Intel expects Apple to transition to ARM

    I know I've said my thoughts along this line in a few of the Apple product threads here, but Intel makes it official: https://www.macrumors.com/2019/02/21/apple-custom-arm-based-chips-2020/ Just call me Nostradamus ;) :rolling-smiley:
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