Jean-Louis Gass?e, a former Apple executive and founder of Be, Inc,” has just discussed the possibility that Apple Mac devices may be turning to arm processor platforms in the near future. If the news is anything to go by, the company could launch ARM-based Mac computing devices as early as 2021. This idea was not previously accepted by most people, mainly because ARM processors were difficult to match Intel’s competitive performance.
Now, however, Gass?e thinks this “fallacy” can be rested. Because of a start-up called Ampere Computing, we are committed to providing our customers with high-performance processors based on ARM architecture that compete with Intel’s high-end chips.
The same computing Ampere flagship chip consumes as much as 210W compared to the 400W power required for the same type of Intel Xeon processor. As investor interest shifts, it is expected to land millions of servers around the world.
Ampere has shown some people the feasibility of mac Pro computing devices based on ARM chip architecture, but Apple is clearly more eager to design its own custom ARM processors. The good news is that at least one other enterprise is actively pushing the performance limits of ARM architecture.
As a detailed report by Bloomberg for 2018, Apple’s custom processor performance is rapidly improving, even comparable to recent Mac laptops based on Intel’s chip solutions. The latest rumours suggest that this shift could come as early as 2021.