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When I read something like this my mind wanders and I imagine a future MacBook Pro that, instead of a single Intel processor, contains many ARM processors. 10-15 ARM processors acting as one could offer a whole lot of performance when you needed it (use all of them), and a whole lot of energy saving when you didn't (use 1 of them). With the current trend of multi-core CPUs, I see this as the ultimate form of the architecture.

Now, whether Apple will do something like this is or not is anyones guess, but its nice to dream of the possibilities. :)




>I imagine a future MacBook Pro that, instead of a single Intel processor, contains many ARM processors. 10-15 ARM processors acting as one could offer a whole lot of performance when you needed it (use all of them), and a whole lot of energy saving when you didn't (use 1 of them). With the current trend of multi-core CPUs, I see this as the ultimate form of the architecture.

Doesn't make sense. What's the difference between "10-15 ARM processors" and 4-8-12 Intel based cores?

I mean apart from the fact that we aren't going back to multi-processor architectures, since there's no benefit from that compared to cores (latency, etc).




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