[rescue] Apple to ditch IBM, switch to Intel chips
aijones2 at bsu.edu
Sun Jun 5 13:30:03 CDT 2005
> The x86 architecture is a millstone around Intel's neck and they know it.
> They have tried TWICE to get away from it, first with the 860/960
> series chips, then with Itanium; both times they pretty much failed.
> I think they have pretty much given up on the idea and instead are
> trying to add somewhat proprietary extensions to x86 in order to have
The iAPX 432 in the early eighties, The i860 in the early 90s,
and the Itanium from 2001 onwards. (The i960 was actually a derivative of
an attempt to implement the 432 ISA in microcode for a RISC chip)
As for the Apple thing, my bet is on wireless chipsets. What would Apple
need/use XScale or x86 for?
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