So what you're saying is that there is going to be no instruction sets anytime in the future?
It's so far in the future that it's not even worth speculating. Broadwell is already delayed so presumably it will have a knock-on effect with it's successor.
I am waiting for my Haswell-based rMBP to be delivered so I honestly don't care about Broadwell, Skylake or even Cannonlake right now.
Ok, I predict Macbook Hyper 2089 will have core z9513 1024 PTz (petahertz), 2048 PB (petabyte) of RAM, 1048576 PB GSD (gaseous state drive) and integrated (damn, still no dGPU) graphics card Intel Ulus Pro 520000.
Oh wait, I'll just sit back and enjoy my MBA 13" 2011 and wait until my shipment of rMBP 13" Haswell comes.
I'm saying that professional software will likely not be recompiled to work with something that isn't x86. I could be wrong, but I just don't see any advantage to it.
By the time that ARM gets i-Processor processing power, it'll take i-processor power to run.
I wouldn't recommend Gazelle because they only pay 40% amount of retail price. It's better off selling it on craigslist, eBay, or anything alike.
DDR4 will be the *best* excuse to wait for if you already own a recent Core i-based Mac/PC. Maybe Apple will wake up to offer 3 USB 3.0 ports
Adobe & Autodesk have tackled image editing/adjustment better on iOS than Android, biggest headache on Android is the gap of ARM performance--Samsung ARM chips are fastest yet IGP performance varies, Qualcomm Snapdragon is better rounded yet lags behind Samsung, nVidia Tegra is great IGP yet weaker CPU, Rockchip like Allwinner ARM processors use Mali IGP yet Allwinner has used PowerVR on some such as their octa-core. If Intel hadn't sold off their high-end XScale ARM processor division to Marvell, you could have seen a hybrid x86+x64+ARM processor... sadly so far only AMD is eying that market via APU x64(no x86)+ARM hybrid(Late 2015/Spring 2016 is their launch goal)
Intel managed to get Baytrail Atom Quads to perform on par with a Core 2 Duo T7500 levels with decent battery life x86/x64 could retain at least 20+ years shelf-life as long as Intel & AMD improve CPU+IGP efficiency. For example a Dell Venue 8 Pro(Win8.1 Tablet) can last up to 8 hours or ~6 hours for most tasks, ARM based Android tablets barely squeak past 3-5 hours at certain tasks due to the overhead(Nexus has zero OEM bloat so battery life is nice, Samsung jams bloat from HP wireless printing/OnTV/Wacom/etc).
Until quad cores get to the 28 W range we most likely won't be seeing them in the 13.3" MBP. According to this, Skylake is still dual-core only for 28 W, so I would guess that the 13" MBP (or a similar successor) will stay dual-core with Skylake. In addition, there's a possibility that by that time, Apple will use even lower power CPUs for the MBPs.when do you guys think quad cores will come to the 13.3 incher?
Until quad cores get to the 28 W range we most likely won't be seeing them in the 13.3" MBP. According to this, Skylake is still dual-core only for 28 W, so I would guess that the 13" MBP (or a similar successor) will stay dual-core with Skylake. In addition, there's a possibility that by that time, Apple will use even lower power CPUs for the MBPs.
when do you guys think quad cores will come to the 13.3 incher? I'm waiting patiently for this. Stuff like the razer blade is fitting a quad core AND a 870M in a package SMALLER than the 15" rmbp. I don't see why apple can fit a quad core without discrete graphics into a 13 incher yet.
Rumoured, based on the specs from wikipedia:
- 2015 launch
- Chips will use the 14 nm process node. Expect some decent battery life
- Support for DDR4 memory
- Support for PCIe 4.0
By 2016, the company plans to have memristor-based DIMMs, which will combine the high storage densities of hard disks with the high performance of traditional DRAM.