Source: CNN Money
quote: At a 2013 Consumer Electronics Show press event, an Intel executive told us that his company is finding itself in a foreign position in which it has faster hardware, but is being rejected by some OEMs because of (alleged) backdoor dealings with ARM.
quote: It's a question of whether you'd rather have a jet engine or two propellers
quote: And yet Intel still manages to beat many multi-core ARM chips in benchmarks due to its strong single-threaded performance, indicating that core-count may be a misleading metric.
quote: Again we see reasonable numbers for the X900 but nothing stellar. The good news is that the whole x86 can't be power efficient argument appears to be completely debunked with the release of a single device.
quote: If x86 can give me same or better mileage per charge, with better performance and full compatibility with my desktops and laptops, I'm sold.
quote: They will. Intel has ARM in it's sights, it's all over for ARM at this point. The salad days are gone. It might take years, but Intel has the time and the money and the R&D. They'll keep tick-tocking their way into the mobile space.
quote: Because let's be honest, whether or not you're an iOS fan or Android fan, what we all really want is the ability to run our PC software and games on our mobile devices.
quote: RISC is a design philosophy using simple but fast hardware, with the more complex instructions being done in software. CISC philosophy is an extensive instruction set with even the complex instructions implemented in hardware.
quote: designers of CISC architectures began incorporating the RISC philosophy to their CISC designs, with the core of the CPU being almost pure RISC and using microcode to translate the larger CISC instruction set to the smaller set of instructions that the RISC core understands