Ashraf Eassa z portalu The Motley Fool analizuje w jaki sposób Apple zdetronizowało Intela w byciu najbardziej innowacyjnym producentem CPU.
What caught my attention at the time, though, was that the A7 delivered CPU performance at a frequency of 1.3 gigahertz that was very similar to chip giant Intel's very best processor, known as Haswell, at the same frequency.
Fast forward to today, and Apple's best iPhone and iPad processors deliver performance for CPU tasks -- Intel's specialty -- that's competitive with Intel's best notebook computer processors but in sleeker, lower-power devices than what Intel's chips can fit into.
At some point, Apple’s processor designs could be so far ahead of Intel’s in all relevant metrics that Apple would actually be doing its Mac products a disservice by not switching over to its own chips. Furthermore, if it can open a comfortable lead over Intel, Apple could use the superiority of its in-house designed processors as a key marketing point against the hordes of Windows-based computers that use Intel processors.
Ultimately, I think Apple is the most innovative chip designer in the world right now thanks to a combination of world-class engineering talent, exceptional management, and access to dependable manufacturing partners. Not only has Apple taken the lead over Intel, but I think that lead will continue to widen for years to come.