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When was the last time Intel delivered 25%?Melgross, I'm shocked that you are taking this attitude and are so focused on CPU performance. For one there is a substantial increase in GPU performance with this chip. We are getting a new camera processor and apparently new encode and decode hardware for video. It actually looks like an entirely new chip.Now I'm not saying that CPU performance isn't important in a Mac OS device. The problem is that isn't the whole...
It looks like more than a tick. Of course with Apples secrecy it is hard to tell. However you don't double transistors on a tick. Beyond that the A series highlights the importance of specialized execution units in modern SoC design. Performance is no longer measured by simply profiling the CPU. Even with Intelsat hardware, the die space dedicated to the CPUs is rather tiny these days.Honestly I'm sometimes more excited to wait for the tear downs than the actual...
I'm shocked that you are so negative here!They barely budged the clock rate and are getting 25%, if you believe Apples numbers that is pretty damn good.A focus on power reduction was rumored to be the primary focus for a good part of 2014. It is a good move by Apple frankly as it looks like it allowed them to drastically improve GPU performance with little if any hit to the power profile.Which might be easy. The key point here being that we don't know what the maximum...
Apple could produce a Mac with A7 if they wanted too. It is simply a matter of being able to price the machine at a point consistent with its performance. An A7 would put the machine around Core Duo performance. Not bad at all really if the price is right.Here is the real unknown though, what is the performance of the chip clock rate wise? That is how fast can Apple clock the A8, This is the big mystery of Apples line up as similar cores can often go beyond 2GHZ so...
You don't need to be an expert to realize that more RAM is very important in the iOS environment, especially in an iPad.IOS is OS/X with a different UI so the answer there is yes, I'm surprised that this is even a question anymore. The only thing that becomes an issue is the ultimate performance of the processor in a desktop/laptop implementation. We don't really know what the ultimate performance would be.
It is free so where is the problem?
I would expect all stores to have a very large inventory for launch day just like they have in the past. Not all of the preproduction is allocated for early sales. Some of that production will be used to stock stores for launch day. However in the past the Apple stores got a big percentage of that inventory.As for the stores, in the past they had daily shipments coming in. In fact some stores got multiple shipments on a single day.
Nonsense! About half of Apples shipping product base doesn't even leverage the ultimate performance that Intel can deliver. It would take very little effort on Apples part to deliver an ARM based SoC that would perform as good or better than the Intel chips in the MBA or the Mini. Especially when with ARM Apple can easily throw more cores into the chip.Seriously pick up an iPad and experience what ARM can do in a power constrained environment. Then imagine what...
Thanks for the link!Unfortunately I feel asleep last night reading the article. So I can't comment in depth and will hopefully find time later to finish off the article. However I look at ARM this way, Apple has no long term choice.Why would I say this? It is pretty straightforward really, as I've stated before silicon, in the form OS System on Chips, is today what the printed circuit board was in the 80's. It is where one does the engineering and adds the...
[[SPOILER]]I still like the idea of a line up that goes 12, 14 and 16 inches. The only problem right now is that you loose to much performance with the MBA's. I don't see the 13" Pro going away anytime soon. In fact a quad core in the 13" MBP would be nice.
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