Sunday, October 9, 2011
Apple's Chip Gamble Could Yield Great Benefits
Apple is dedicating hundreds of thousands of man-hours and a lot of engineering resources to develop its next generation of mobile chips, hoping to put some more space between itself and its competitors.
So far, Apple's A5 chips have an advantage in generational operations while maintaining up to 7x in graphics operations. But Nvidia has some wonderfully nasty quad-core chips that are due out in a couple of months.
Apple's own answer to that chip is likely months away but will it be something that we can be willing to way for? Apple's working on chips in new innovative ways that may mean a core-war but it could always mean Apple trying to make sure its mobile lead continues with tighter mobile integration.