Premium

Microsoft’s Big Bets on ARM are Really About Intel (Premium)

Avatar
37
Microsoft's Big Bets on ARM are Really About Intel (Premium)

In recent months, Microsoft has embraced the energy-efficient ARM microprocessor platform on the desktop and in the datacenter. But ARM offers no notable advantages over Intel on these platforms when it comes to real world use.

Which leads me to an obvious conclusion: These moves are really about Microsoft pressuring Intel to be better in ways that matter to Microsoft, and, collectively, the industry.

Ready to upgrade your Thurrott.com experience?

Looks like you don't have an account with us or have reached your article limit with your Basic subscription. Start your Spring season with Thurrott Premium. During our Spring Sale, your first year is $48.00! Sale ends June 30, 2019.

See Premium Options

Learn why you should sign up for Premium.

Commitment may not be your thing ...

If that's the case, sign-up to be a Basic member on Thurrott.com.

With a Basic membership, you'll have limited access to Premium content (3 Premium articles per month), receive the Thurrott Daily newsletter & have the ability to comment on articles or forums.

Create a Thurrott.com Account