The desktop CPU space could be considered a duopoly, but if you know where to look, there's life beyond Intel and AMD. From custom Arm designs to Russian government chips, there's a plethora of other lesser known chips out there powering full-size desktop PCs.
Whenever you think of mobile computing, Arm is likely the first company that comes to mind, or it should be. Billions of Arm chips are used on phones, TVs, embedded systems and tablets. But they're coming for more.
Ever since Apple's M1 SoC launched, the tech community has been abuzz trying to draw comparisons to see where it stands in terms of performance and efficiency against Intel or AMD. Here's why we think M1 is a very relevant development in the world of computer hardware.