- Jul 5, 2013
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You are making assumptions about the way everyone thinks. Not everyone thinks like you do, nor arrives at the same conclusions.You will remember it, because, it was true : Atom, for nearly everybody is associated with very low-end CPU. And people agreed, that if were planning on upgrading it, they should rename it.
Like i7 are associated with high-end public CPU.
Like ARM is associated with highly parallelized tasks (but slower).
Like Power 8 processors are associated with highly scalable systems.
Intel chose not to take the name down and kept it in their roadmap.
If I tell you : "you have an i7 last gen" you know what to expect.
If I tell you : "you have an Atom last gen" you have no clue what to expect.
That's the problem. Call it AtomPhi or AtomFoo, I really don't care, but just call it something else so we know a bit without looking into specs and follow the roadmap of each one.