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    Apple T310 ARM chip to handle low-power mode for MacBook

    Chip is similar to the one used for the Touch Bar feature. Intel's CPU role diminishes.
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    Re: Apple T310 ARM chip to handle low-power mode for MacBook

    Hm. So they're essentially doing the same as Sony did with the PS4 and MS did with the Xbone? Both have low-power ARM chips (with a whole discrete OS!) that run low-power tasks (downloads and updates while sleeping, that kind of thing). At least with the PS4, this chip serves double duty as the soutbridge, lending most of its I/O to the main SoC. Wonder if Apple will have to do something similar - if they want the chip to have access to WiFi, storage and the like, I don't know how else this could be done.

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    Re: Apple T310 ARM chip to handle low-power mode for MacBook

    intel's slow progress (due to lack of competition) probably made the guys in apple tired.
    They need reasons to sell new computers and intel is not delivering.

    I wonder what impact (if it had any) we will see with the release of ryzen.

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    Re: Apple T310 ARM chip to handle low-power mode for MacBook

    Quote Originally Posted by nitro912gr View Post
    intel's slow progress (due to lack of competition) probably made the guys in apple tired.
    They need reasons to sell new computers and intel is not delivering.
    True, but Apple positions itself as a premium technology company so it's not surprising their customers expect them to do rather more than just upgrade the CPU & GPU each time.

    While Intel haven't advanced much on ultimate desktop single-core performance, they have made big improvements in performance per watt, so there's still significant progress at least for Apple's MacBook line.

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