OT: RE: Apple Goes Intel...
Dwight K. Elvey
dwight.elvey at amd.com
Wed Jun 8 17:04:25 CDT 2005
>From: "Steven N. Hirsch" <shirsch at adelphia.net>
>On Wed, 8 Jun 2005, Jules Richardson wrote:
>> On Wed, 2005-06-08 at 07:36 -0400, Steven N. Hirsch wrote:
>> > self-virtualize seamlessly, how long will it take for someone to hack up a
>> > "preboot" supervisor layer which will support OS X on a garden-variety PC?
>> Have Apple said that they're going to run on PC-like hardware? I
>> *thought* their only comittment was to x86 chips and that nothing's been
>> said about system bus, support chips or other architecture. In which
>> case there might be substantial differences between Apple hardware and a
>> cruddy PC that'd mean a big rewrite / bodge of a lot of the OS to get it
>> to work.
>Ah, but that's the point of virtualization. The environment can be setup
>to look like something quite different from the actual hardware. Also, if
>Apple is really aggressively looking at cost savings, they'll be likely to
>use the Intel north and south bridge chipsets. Unless they plan on
>custom asics galore, there's a bound to how "different" the hardware can
A little commercial:
Intel specs their chip as an average power consumption
while AMD ( where I work ) specs the maximum power at
for the low power parts. Still, there is a lot of room
for improvement in both Intel's and our products.
The chipsets are quite different and would require
Just a point to notice.
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