Originally Posted by Hewitson
Immortal the Intel architecture is shit. Still based on a 1970's design, and always will be.
x86 will die sooner or later the same way PPC did. You can't keep expanding upon an ancient design indefinitely.
No, it is rather highly successful. And it's not a 70's design but a modern superscalar and what not RISC thing with an old CISC programming model on top. I think we will see something like Transmeta's Crusoe emulating x86 in the not so distant future. Btw, Z80 is still in use, too.