Gamershell has posted a tremendously insightful article on the X86 architecture and whether it'll last, it covers a bit of history, Intel, Apple and IBM's new endeavours and a couple of other topics.
Since PCs are used for gaming, and consoles are getting more and more PC-like abilities, it is likely that this may end up as a battle between the two different approaches to computer design, with each company representing a design approach. Who will win? Who knows, but one thing is for sure, lessons will be learned by this, either by IBM who will realize it took a wrong bet on a route that's been hyped by theory and not proven in real life, or by Intel who will realize that not being innovative enough means not surviving in the long term.. Read on over here.
Is x86 here to stay?
Posted on Wednesday, Nov 16 2005 @ 08:25 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck