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AMD First to Bridge Both x86 and ARM Processors for the Data Center

Will AMD ARM-based servers be competitive to Intel Xeon?

  • Yes

    Votes: 26 49.1%
  • No

    Votes: 13 24.5%
  • I'm not sure

    Votes: 14 26.4%

  • Total voters
    53

cdawall

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#2
With as many people own tablets/phones with ARM based chips I really don't see this as a bad idea. It would be nice to see ARM get a stronger foothold into the market with the possibility of some of the strong chips porting into desktops.
 
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#3
Unless Intel can continue the trend it set with Ivy Bridge with low TDP and low power draw, highly efficient processors, and push the TDP and power draw lower, I don't see how in a cash strapped economy and untilities becoming more expensive they can compete with throngs of ARM devices drawing less power and having roughly the same computing power.
 
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#4
I would love the irony if this pulled amd out of the hole they are in right now
 
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#5
The future is handheld and cloud computing, Arm has decent share for handheld devices, so I think this might be a smart move.

AMD already don't want to compete with Intel, if they branch out and expand, intel will be running all alone?
 
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#6
Good for AMD!! :toast:
 
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#8
IBM has been competing in the RISC server platform for years. AMD coming into it with ARM would be interesting. Lower power draw but also AMD has GPU tech it could utilize. nVidia has GPU servers. Now imagine AMD leveraging Radeon tech along with x86 and ARM. Hmmm...beginning to see why AMD brought back that one CPU designer. He not only made AMD's best, he designed the recent ARM based CPUs for Apple.

Will be really interesting to see how this turns out.
 
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#9
I would love the irony if this pulled amd out of the hole they are in right now
Why would that be an irony? after all, gpus were saving their back for quite while...

Also, I don't see AMD trying "not to compete against intel"... their offering aren't uncompetitive at all specially (or only) in low and mid markets.
 
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#10
ARM is the future so hell yes lol
 
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#11
I love the repetitive regurgitation of cloud and other "centric" bullshit. We are still years on years away from full cloud computing, we all thought it was going to happen when we had much slower internet and it didnt happen then, and now we have much higher speed internet and still nothing other than web content being delivered to client side devices, even the mobile ones.

ee this as a move to make the steps into multi-platform optomized content delivery.
 
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#12
Why would that be an irony? after all, gpus were saving their back for quite while...

Also, I don't see AMD trying "not to compete against intel"... their offering aren't uncompetitive at all specially (or only) in low and mid markets.
Ati was gpus. Arm is a lower power cpu. I am not saying that it is a bad idea but would be humerous that amd had to use another arms cpu's to compete better.
 

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#13
I see ARM and AMD Merging to be come ARMD!
 
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ARMD LOLOL :laugh:

If they could implement this tech on their next generation desktop processor, they could win against intel in power consumption. Which AMD is far behind today. Yes load power consumption won't be helped, but idle power consumption will be helped dramatically.
 

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ARMD LOLOL :laugh:

If they could implement this tech on their next generation desktop processor, they could win against intel in power consumption. Which AMD is far behind today. Yes load power consumption won't be helped, but idle power consumption will be helped dramatically.
well back in the day AMD CPUs had some RISC capability to them too so i say why not. PD did improve the power consumption considerably compared to what BD had while inproving performance. Just hope SR is higher IPC