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Started by Jeremy Collake, September 01, 2012, 08:33:56 PM
QuoteHowever, we must purchase ARM hardware to actually test with, obviously.
Quote from: Tarnak on September 01, 2012, 10:56:07 PM"The fastest ARM chips remain a long way off the performance of any quad-core x86 CPU."
QuoteI didn't know anything about ARM, until I just went looking, now...but it seems more applicable to portable computing, rather than desktop.
QuoteI have no use for portable computing, and my next system will probably be another custom desktop. In the meantime my Quad core system with XP Pro, still serves, nicely.
QuoteThe irony is that the two CPU types are converging. x86 CPUs are getting smaller and more power efficient, e.g. the Intel ATOM series. Meanwhile, ARM processors are getting more powerful, and adding more cores.
QuoteIt would be interesting to see some gamers run some benchmarks in virtual machines, to see what FPS they can achieve in comparison to the host machine. I would suspect that if they give the client OS enough resources, they might be surprised by its performance.