Every year, Apple pushes the ARM processor to replace the X86, and this year is no exception, with the latest news that Apple is testing self-developed ARM processors on Macbooks. For other CPU strong X86 rice bowl problems, AMD is not optimistic, mainly ecological issues.
AMD technology executive Joa Macri has also responded to questions about ARM and The X86’s bid, such as Qualcomm’s move into the notebook market, where Joa Macri says the products are designed for long-running rather than performance designs, and they are no worse than the X86 processors on this issue.
As for Apple’s push for the ARM processor version of the MacBook, Joa Macri says it’s not a problem for Apple or ARM itself, and the challenge is not just hardware.
Joa Macri points out that the ecosystem is the key to limiting ARM processors to the notebook market, and there are still many problems with using ARM chips in notebooks.
AMD’s attitude toward ARM processors is no surprise, after all, it’s not just Joa Macri who sees it this way, and in December AMD CTO Mark Papermaster also talked about his views on processor architectures such as the X86 and ARM, saying that the X86 is now the dominant force in computing architecture. There is a large number of code and tool chains developed for the X86, making it easy for developers to use the X86 platform.
In short, on this issue, the biggest advantage of X86 is that over the years accumulated a large amount of software ecology, from developers to consumers are used to this ecology, the price of changing platforms is very high.