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Remember that the X-Scale is not a single chip, its an architecture encompasing a range of chips aimed at very different segements, the same can be said for chips featuring ARM cores in general. No current ARM chips are remotely aimed at desktop use, so they can't be said to be moving away from this. The main source of chips which are also suitable for desktop systems are those aimed at the network routers and PCI controller, which require low high data throughput. These are continuing to be developed and performance increased to keep up with demands for faster network fabric and I/O marshalling to take the load off main system processors.

 is a RISC OS Userdruck on 26/8/05 4:16PM
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