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ARM promises to outperform Intel with upcoming chips – and Macs could benefit from it

If you have a mobile device, chances are almost total that you have a device powered by a processor designed by ARM. The company responsible for the architecture that has dominated the mobile landscape from its very beginning, and the strides in the architecture of its chips are already putting the company on a par with Intel, but to the point of overcoming it and I'm talking about a much more demanding terrain, that of computers.

The company announced today its technology plans for CPUs by 2020, talking about chips that could power both smartphones and tablets as well as laptops. The cat leap? The idea to surpass processor performance Core i5, while preserving the current structure that requires much less battery power and does not generate as much heat (ie does not require a ventilation system).

Technology map of future ARM processors

According to ARM, the Cortex-A76, already announced by the company and to be released in the coming months, has performance similar to the 2.6GHz Core i5-7300U. Architecture chips Deimos (7 nanometers) in 2019, and Hercules (7nm and 5nm), by 2020, should slack Intel's options with significantly lower power requirements.

The news is potentially heartening for Apple, which is grappling with a possible decision to abandon Intel's chips for Cupertino-designed ARM processors based on the company's architecture think of a MacBook with a chip, say "A15."

All of this, of course, is nothing but speculation: We'll certainly see laptops in the Windows world coming with Snapdragon (or third-party) processors before a MacBook that handles Intel processors ASUS is one of the companies that has already announced something, including. It is hoped, therefore, that Apple will take the time to perfect its implementation of technology and deliver a product that brings together the best of both worlds with plenty of power and plenty of power. Be possible?

via Engadget