dank0 wrote on 2020-07-08, 07:18:
I dont understand why so many of you are so against the apple idea to make their own CPUs. Intel is lacking any amazing way to surprise us. AMD is catching up, but the software support (drivers etc.) from the AMD is always somehow shaky. I have Threadripper CPU and windows is somehow problematic - only linux is giving me proper access to this HW. I also have AMD SSG video card (its not cheap). Funny reality is that this card runs without any graphical glitches (3D Coat, Maya, Houdini, Blender, Substance) only on my Hackintosh box that runs on my i9 7940x and the SSG video card. On Windows or Linux there are some graphical glitches. So if apple will give me headache free HW with decent speed I will be very satisfied to use only them.
Apple today is very rich company with very strong money stream. I will be very surprised if they decided to develop their own CPU without proper research. The cash they have, get them access to very smart people and possible technology. I will be definitely watching them.
I was against Apples move to ARM (I mean, Apple Silicon) in the beginning. But then after watching the WWDC videos and when some news on this matter surfaced, while also clarifying some doubts, I also had to change my mind and now I want an ARM Mac. Well, almost. I am yet to see how it will handle x86 virtualization so can I make a final decision.
Much of my prejudice against ARM computers comes from a disappointment I have with the Raspberry Pi, which is nothing more than a pretty little shitbox that did not meet my expectations.
I changed my mind for a while now, and I might buy one (I will not buy the first one though, I will wait until second generation, except for the first iPhone, Apple's first gen devices always have issues), but my dad has already decided to stop buying Macs. I can't blame him for that when he keeps complaining about Apples planned obsolescence. But in a few months I believe he will be crawling back because he will miss the ecosystem and macOS.
But come on, he has a 2009 iMac, 2011 Mac Mini, 2010 MacBook Pro 13" (dead broken), and a 2017 MacBook Pro. He can't complain when he has already squeezed almost ten years from the first three devices. The 2010 MBP with 16GB and 512GB was a beast of a machine still in 2019 when an asshole who was washing the windows (oh, the irony!) of our home let it spill a lot on our MBP that was next to a window. The 2009 iMac though is still rocking and lightning fast with Catalina patcher - although it can't run latest VMware Fusion due to CPU requirements.
I am writing this from a Late 2013 second hand MBP 13" which is still by far a great machine even in 2020 for my needs. This machine also nearly made the cut to receive Big Sur support when it comes out in the fall, which means that I still have more two years at least. So my initial plan to wait until second gen arm macs can happen.
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