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Texas Instruments, Qualcomm announce ARM processors for Windows 8

By Emil · 10 replies
Jun 2, 2011
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  1. Texas Instruments and Qualcomm have both announced ARM processors that are compatible with Windows 8. The two companies likely got the green light right after Microsoft gave its first preview…

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  2. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,045   +206

    Screw windows 8.
  3. Panda218

    Panda218 TS Evangelist Posts: 456   +213

    and your reasoning is...
  4. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 513   +8

    No need, just screw it.
  5. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,045   +206

    Heh, its just that windows 7 came out like less then 2 years ago. I bought it like a year ago now there's already a windows 8 being advertised geeze.
  6. Panda218

    Panda218 TS Evangelist Posts: 456   +213

    True, but that doesn't mean you have to be an early adopter of the new version. I mean look at the amount of users still running windows XP.
  7. TrekExpert

    TrekExpert TS Enthusiast Posts: 104

    I honestly don't see the argument against companies releasing a new product often. You are not obligated to buy anything. You can continue using windows 7 for another 10 years if you want no one will stop you. Applications will continue to be supported for quite a while for windows 7 considering that Xp is still supported. I personally thing that it is good to hear that they are continuing to improve windows and preparing it for the next release.
  8. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    Qualcomm processors have been **** compared to Ti Samsung and Nvidia since the Hummingbird chip released. They put no effort into designing a good product and they only survive because of their ties with HTC.
  9. @princeton

    Qualcomm processor 8660 @1.5GHZ is the fastest available now:

    Yes it beats tegra2 and OMAP handily...

    so stop smoking pot!
  10. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    The Adreno 220 doesn't even get close to the Exynos chip or tegra 2. It barely competes with the SGX 540 in the Galaxy S from 2010. And the MSM8660 isn't as fast in terms of cpu power as the exynos chip either. You linked to a review that didn't turn off the 16bit color texture compression snapdragon chips use and didn't even benchmark the exynos chip.

    There's also no OMAP4 there either. The review is comparing a 1.5GHz 2011 chip to the OMAP3 and hummingbird. Yah that's a totally fair comparison,
    Looks like I'm not the one smoking pot.
  11. @princeton:

    Dude.. seriously.. did you even go through the article I linked??

    benchmarks show TI OMAP 4430 and Tegra 2: LG Optmius 3D and LG optimus 2x and ATRIX!

    I agree with you on eqynox not being in the comparision but all others are there.. so open your eyes

    BTW iots funny that almost 65% android phones are on snapdragon.. even blackberry switched to snapdragons.. Sony xperia play uses snapdragon .. so much for Tegras and OMAPs..

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