If you have a mobile device, chances are almost total that you will have a device powered by a processor designed by ARM. The company is responsible for the architecture that has dominated the mobile scene since basically its origin, and the strides in strides in the architecture of its chips are already placing the company not only on an equal footing with the Intel, but to the point of overcoming it – and I’m talking about much more demanding terrain, that of computers.
The company today announced its technology plans for CPUs until 2020, talking about chips that could equip both smartphones and tablets as well as laptops. The cat’s leap? The idea is to overcome the performance of the processors Core i5, from Intel, preserving the current structure that requires much less battery and does not generate as much heat (that is, does not require a ventilation system).
According to ARM, the Cortex-A76, already announced by the company and which will be launched in the coming months, has a performance similar to the Core i5-7300U, of 2.6GHz. Architecture chips Deimos (7 nanometers) in 2019, and Hercules (7nm and 5nm), in 2020, they should easily surpass Intel’s options with a significantly lower energy requirement.
The news is potentially exciting for Apple, which is grappling with a possible decision to abandon Intel chips for ARM processors, designed in Cupertino based on the company’s architecture – think of a MacBook with a chip, say, “A15” .
This is, of course, nothing more than speculation: we will certainly see laptops from the Windows world arriving with Snapdragon processors (or from other manufacturers) before a MacBook that gives up Intel processors – ASUS is one of the companies that has already announced something in this regard, including. It is hoped, therefore, that Apple will take the time to perfect its technology implementation and deliver a product that brings together the best of both worlds – with plenty of power and plenty of energy autonomy. It will be possible?