quote: That is more because of a good 'emulation' software or a rewrite to the code that makes it compatible there.
quote: The fact is that at some point in the future, even smartphones are going to be 64-bit or the equivalent ARM architecture so that they can address more than 4GB's of memory for the OS, thereby making things faster.
quote: As you decrease in the manufacturing nodes... The smaller the percentage that retaining x86 and x64 has on the die size.I remember reading an interview that Anand had with an AMD engineer talking about it a long time ago.Eventually it will reach a point that the die-area cost of x86 and in turn x64 will be insignificant, yet the backwards compatibility with over 15+ years of software and games is simply huge.
quote: It's half a year away from launch, it's probably not even production silicon which is always buggy and inefficient. The engineering samples of all the previous Intel CPUs were always crap but they're there to test the design and tweak before final mass production.It might be able to compete very well. You will know in 6 months.
quote: Intel has scrapped its smartphone effort and turned Medfield into yet another tablet platform.