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Project Denver puts Windows on Nvidia chips

Tiny ARM processors that power handheld devices will come to the Windows desktop. It's CISC (Intel) versus RISC (ARM) all over again.

By January 5, 2011


AMD's SSE5 ends the old RISC vs. CISC debate

Prompted by the chipmaker's announcement of the SSE5 instruction-set extensions, Glaskowsky analyzes the ultimate outcome to this old controversy.

By August 31, 2007


The factor factor, part 1

Ever wonder why new chip designs fail in the market, even though they offer real advantages? Or why others succeed in spite of serious disadvantages? It's apparently a secret. Part one of three.

By October 12, 2009


A 'post-x86 world'? Preposterous!

GigaOM makes some bizarre assertions. Intel and the x86 architecture are not seriously threatened by ARM processors and new kinds of computing devices.

By March 13, 2009


A brief history of chip fibs, flops: Intel, IBM, AMD

Even the biggest chip companies churn out their share of flops. But the hype that surrounds these chips is more fascinating than the failures.

By February 15, 2009


A brief history of chip hype--and flops (part 1)

This first installment in a series about silicon gone sour takes a look back at the Cyrix M1 and Intel's Itanium, as well as today's Barcelona from AMD.

By March 7, 2008


Itanium: A cautionary tale

The wonderchip that wasn't serves as a lesson about how complex development plans can go awry in a fast-moving industry.

By December 7, 2005


News.com readers respond to Apple's Intel switch

CNET News.com readers reacted en masse to Apple's decision to use Intel processors.

By June 7, 2005


The Mac's best quality: software; Is RISC being overwhelmed by CISC?; more

The Mac's best quality: software; Is RISC being overwhelmed by CISC?; more

By February 19, 2003


Eyeing the next wave in RISC computing

Some critics say RISC's time has passed. Sun Microsystems' David Yen has another idea.

November 16, 2004