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[Video] Apple Abandons Intel – What Happens Next?

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  1. apple laptops have a chip at the front middle of the laptop with a 1.5 volt dataline to the cpu, directly next to a 50 volt backlight line.
    The laptops are not liquid protected.
    This means that if you spill your tea on your macbook air, your cpu is fried and you have to buy a new macbook air.
    Apple has designed this on purpose. And it is evil. Everyone should boycott apple at all costs. They have had this design for more than 3 years. And they make millions on it.

  2. Hey linus, can you check The Hacksmith's instagram? i think he is hacked. He posted a story which looks like a big scam, and propably is.

  3. What's a computer?

    I propose they build ONE system to rule them all and it should be named ARMOS (sounds like a Terminator AI, but whatever…)

  4. Dont see it working flawlessly in the enterprise!! Will take a hell of energy to bring it at par for interoperability between intel/amd and Apple ARM! Apple may very well end up killing macs in the enterprise

  5. The problem with Intel isn't just the failure to get the processes down thus enabling higher performance per watt. They did fail that. But Apple just kept shaving off cooling solutions and cutting off ports to boot. There is a point that something will be too thin. Macbook 2015 anyone?

  6. The future is accelerators. The CPU itself is going to serve less purpose as time goes on. 100gbe Networking requires special processors to run effectively. The PS5 has a decompression block capable of performing the work of 9 ZEN 2 core's. Every video encoder loves CUDA or Quicksync. Phone are jumping on the Neural stuff bandwagon. Intel is including FPGA's in it's products. AMD can pack 8 of the highest performance core of today in 77mm2 of silicon. Sandy bridge was 216mm2 for 4 cores. There is not really that much advancement from Sandy to Zen2 in outright per core performance. Accelerators will be what gets us more performance.
    The argument of x86 vs ARM is not going to count for much when most of the workload is running on an accelerator of some sort. I'm just hoping that these accelerators are somewhat compatible with one another.

  7. * Grandson found Intel laptop.
    Grandson: "Grandpa, I found this in your old stuff, What is it?"
    Me as grandpa: "Sit down you little sh*t, I'm gonna tell you a great story!"

  8. Hey Linus,
    I've been watching your videos for over three years now and really love all your videos (I've probably seen all of them). However, my GPU just died and I can't afford to replace it because of COVID-19 and my parents losing their job. My PC is rendered worthless without the display output and I'm having to do online school on a really old, really slow laptop. I was wondering if you could help me get a new GPU as I can't afford one 🙁
    Thanks,
    Sullybash12

  9. I think Apple missed the mark but time will tell. getting on zen+ mobile with desktop zen 2 looks like it could have amazing for them but they decided on arm.

  10. Arm has found its niche place in very special server cores to run microservers alogside very special accelerator for special workloads. General porpouse Arm based laptops are another thing…

    Arm is good for power efficiency, but that power efficiency doesn't scale up to large cores. Also the codes is larger as instructions are simpler, leading to more problems, eg the instruction cache needs to be a lot larger to avoid a bottleneck, negating some of the transistor savings of the simpler smaller arm cores.

    Had Apple invested in an high performance Risc-V core I would have higher hopes as Risc-V was designed to address the shortcomings of the arm istruction set, both for the compressed instructions, custom instructions and more complex vector instructions. It also scales in word size which is good for future proofing. Apple needs to make a massive migration of HW and SW anyway, so Risc-V it would have made sense, albeit being a much riskier and costly option.

    Also we already have some arm based laptops, and they are basically smartphones with keyboards and large screens. Long battery life, but low performance.
    I can see Apple making better ultrabooks with their custom arm cores, but I would be VERY surprised if they manage to make a real laptop that can do real work fast. Things like compiling open-cv or transcode. No amount of R&D can split an indivisible task amongst more than one thread, and arm cores are just small and weak by themselves. There are algorithms you just can't accelerate by splitting amongst many cores.

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