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Comment: Re:Intel has always been a P.O.S. (Score 2, Insightful) 362

by divided421 (#23668061) Attached to: Happy Birthday! X86 Turns 30 Years Old
You are absolutely correct. It amazes me how large of a market x86 commands with the undisputed worst instruction set design. Even x86 processors know their limitations and merely translate the instructions into more RISC-like 'micro-ops' (as intel calls them) for quick and efficient execution. Lucky for us, this translation 'baggage' only occupies, what, 10% of total chip design now? Had several industry giants competed on perfecting a PowerPC-based design with the same amount of funding as x86 has received, we would be years ahead of where we are now.

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