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It's gonna be ARM. x86 isn't worth discussing, I doubt that would ever be on Nintendo's radar especially if they are looking for a unified architecture for their handheld(s?) and home device.



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Vena said:
Stefan51278 said:

Nope.

Apple abandoned PowerPC because Intel had a better roadmap and IBM was not willing to invest in the PowerPC-Architecture. Apple wouldn't be able to build a MacBook Air, that lasts 12 hours with a PowerPC-Chip. Intel has much besser Perfomance-Per-Watt.


What do you mean "Nope". That's exactly what I said. They trashed PPC because they didn't want to invest in the R&D themselves when x86 was offering better alternatives at cheaper prices. x86 has always had more legacy bloat to it. PPC and ARM have much less, but PPC was all but abandoned because no one built a roadmap for it and no one wanted to invest in the R&D.

Apple was pushing for it to go mainstream for years but it never picked up. ARM, fortunately, did with mobile and now is a solidly developed and R&Ded architecture.

That had nothing to do with "mainstream", they made the switch already in 2005. They just were not able to put a G5 into their laptop, because it was too hot. 



Stefan51278 said:

That had nothing to do with "mainstream", they made the switch already in 2005. They just were not able to put a G5 into their laptop, because it was too hot. 


By "mainstream" I meant in terms of R&D within companies like Intel and IBM. No one was furthering PPC technology while x86 was moving forward in steps.