Reply 280 of 450, by Standard Def Steve
My bet: in 10 years, x86 will be comfortably ahead once again, and Apple will be asking AMD to cook up a custom solution with a ridiculously fast IGP connected to ridiculously fast (albeit non-upgradeable) memory. Similar to what they've been providing the console makers.
I mean, Apple already seems to have a soft spot for Radeon graphics, and AMD's CPU cores keep getting faster. Even Zen 2 is slightly faster than Comet Lake, clock-for-clock, and the performance/watt is substantially higher.
I'd even buy a Mac at that point!
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Super P3: PIII-S @ 1.63 GHz/FSB155 | 2GB DDR-310 | 6800GT AGP | 500GB 7200 RPM
Super G4: 2x PowerPC 7455 @ 1.5 GHz | 2GB DDR-333 | 7800GS AGP | 300GB 10k RPM
Super G5: 4x PowerPC 970 @ 2.5 GHz | 16GB DDR2-533 | x1950XT PCIe | 512GB SSD