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Old 25 June 2020, 19:23   #1
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Apple Silicon, Smooth moves or ugly grooves?

Apple is quickly moving to their own CPU's! What's this mean for the industry general and emulation in particular. Will we ever been able to run FRS-UAE for ARM Macintoshes? Lots of unanswered questions floating about.
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Old 25 June 2020, 19:31   #2
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Let's hope they don't entirely drop x64 altogether, I've heard rumors about them testing out AMD Zen CPU's but of course who knows what will happen there.

I think Apple is trying to maintain their own CPU's for all of their devices, be it computers or mobile devices.
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It's just Apple being their same old closed nature, walled garden (surrounded by armed guard posts and razor wire). They want to make it impossible to either make a "hackintosh" or install non-macOS third-party operating-systems. I certainly won't buy one if third-party OS is disallowed.
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I'm not interested in macs or their operating system in the slightest. I am on the other hand interested to see the ARM architecture pushed.
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Old 26 June 2020, 06:18   #5
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I'm not interested in macs or their operating system in the slightest. I am on the other hand interested to see the ARM architecture pushed.
I too would like to see this, basically the CPU/GPU has been licensed from ARM but of course Apple is using this as the base and designing it's own silicon using the 7nm tech from TSMC.

Until recently Apple was their largest customer, but AMD has supplanted them recently with the popularity of the Zen architecture.
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I'm not interested in macs or their operating system in the slightest.
I remember when I felt like that. Then my ex-gf told me she wanted a Mac. I laughed at her, but not long after that I built a Hackintosh and it changed my life. I started enjoying computing again. macOS is a complete game changer.
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No games is a game changer.

No engineering software is a work changer.

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No games is a game changer.
I admit it falls short in the gaming department. I guess "game changer" wasn't the best term to use, not all of us use our computers for games though. They're best left to the consoles in my opinion.

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What sort of engineering software are we talking about?
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Consoles dont have a lot of the games I like, proper flight sims, proper racing sims, proper VR games, management sims, RTS games, no monthly/yearly fees etc.. Able to keep my games across multiple machines and generations. Ive always preferred more sim heavy games and consoles have never delivered on a lot of these genres even in the amiga days.

Structural steel detailing software called Tekla or stuff like solidworks, autodesk inventor etc.

A lot of coders/web devs think windows users just use email and excel all day but there is a lot of industries that use windows for design and manufacture or controlling machinery etc..
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