AMD's Project SkyBridge to make their x86 and ARM SoCs pin-compatible

Scorpus

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As part of an update to AMD's CPU and SoC roadmap, the company yesterday announced a new project that they've been working on that will see their ARM and x86 efforts come closer together. Called 'Project SkyBridge', starting in 2015...

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VitalyT

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So it may reduce cost of manufacturing for AMD, but it won't bring any improvement to the market. The end user doesn't need a swappable platform.

In addition, a typical ARM solution today needs a different periphery than 0x86, hence different chipsets too.
 

Jad Chaar

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So it may reduce cost of manufacturing for AMD, but it won't bring any improvement to the market. The end user doesn't need a swappable platform.

In addition, a typical ARM solution today needs a different periphery than 0x86, hence different chipsets too.
I feel like it will be good for whoever makes use of ARM servers. Low power usage and swappable components are always good.