Originally posted by xsmi
Just curious, Why the lovefest for intel all of a sudden? Before Apple announced the move to Intel you would have thought Intel had spawn Satan. Now all I read here is how wonderful htings are going to be in 18 mos. It is sickening!
I like that intel had to completely throw out their legacy designs that were giving them so much trouble, and built a few entirely new processor families from the ground up. That takes balls, but they had no choice. That is a learning experience that is just indescribable, and probably unfathomable to the regular user. Now they have seen, and experienced how to go about dropping something that isn't working for them, and just starting something from nothing. That type, or level of competency only comes from experience.
That's a big help when it comes to liking them. The old processors were just standing still. Although I admittedly always liked the Xeon's potential, and hope it's offspring are going to be in future PowerMacs. At least one PowerMac anyway.
The other thing is the # of designs intel has will be extremely beneficial to Apple. Now if they decide to design something totally cool they don't have to worry about finding a processor for it. Intel has the whole spectrum covered. I would expect a lot of new innovative Apple products soon.
These new processors that will be going into Macs have no real resemblance to the old Pentium processors, and according to their reports are going to be kicking ass. This is a whole new processor we are dealing with. I never disliked intel as a company, it was the majority of their processors that I thought were typically horrible.
- I still like PPC, but IBM just isn't getting the job done #1,
- #2 is they cant supply all the different processors Apple will need ON DEMAND.
- #3 With Apple using the new intel processors they have no way of falling behind the competition, and they also have a larger variety to choose from.
The thing that is, and was bothering me about IBM (I thought this before the announcement)
is that just because Apple alone doesn't represent a big enough cash crop for them to cash in on, they seem to give a rats ass about what Apple is in need of processor wise. They choked that 3GHz thing big time. And the Dual core PPC for Apple should have been ready way before now. Competition was just kicking their ass.
Xcode uses universal binaries, and I wouldn't doubt it if Apple was still looking into the CELL processor as an optional design for future NON desktop/laptop
Apple products. It would be unwise to ignore it.