CPU wars: Intel vs. AMD vs. ARM

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Shownotes for episode 8, published Wednesday, 16 Jan 2020

In this new episode of Syscast, I talk to Jan Somers for a deep-dive into CPUs. We discuss Intel vs. AMD and what the role and future of ARM might be.

If you have any feedback, as always, reach out via e-mail at m@ttias.be or on Twitter at @mattiasgeniar.

Show topics

In this episode, we discuss:

  • The inception of Intel & AMD
  • The x86 instructionset
  • Production sizes (nm) and sockets
  • Hyperthreading in Intel and AMD
  • Pipelines: core count vs. clockspeeds
  • Introducing ARM CPU’s
  • The ARM CPU doesn’t exist (😱)
  • Jan’s hardware rabbit holes
  • The future of CPU’s

Additional shownotes


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