once they go soldered on CPUs on all motherboards.
My 3rd Platform was an Integrated Cyrix 386DX40 MB and could do Direct Draw one pixel at a time. Don't ask me what I paid for it or the 286SX before that or the Commador 64 before the 286 ;o)
Personally I'm a "Control Freak" when it comes to Electronics and Digital Programming and could never conceive not being in Control - So I will always use a Main Frame to build Lesser Platforms.
Is this Concept Logical Today?
PS: I'm typing this on a 1.8G Socket A Barton that has been running at 2.3G's for the last 10 years on a GA-7N400 Pro2 (rev2) /AGP Radeon HD 2600XT supporting HDMI and presently running Win7 x86 - Great Main Frame PC by the way but somewhat slow by to days standards. Before that I have an Asus P3V4X Slot 1 / Radeon 9800XT still running a 1.3G 100Mhz Taulatin at 136Mhz @ 1.8G's loaded with WinSE (Great Web Surfer and Audio Platform with a SB Audition 2. Doesn't mean I can't do AVC but your back at one Pixel at a time - LOL). My main Fame is presently an ASUS P8Z68V-Pro Gen3 running an i7 2700K anywhere I want somewhere below 5.2+GHz's / an EVGA 280GTX - I'm into Video Encoding - Not gaming.
Here in lies my argument.
It's not about Speed but it's about living up to your Personal Expectations on how much Work you can do in the Background while enjoying Play Time with Anonymity and pushing the Limits of your PC Experience.
I can't about to express my pleasure communicating with all the Wonderful People I've encountered around the World using a PC over the last 30 years.
If you Google me, "Z15CAM or SafeMode", you will note I keep my Anonymity Relatively Minor (ARM).
Is ARM the Future - Possibly Yes - But you if you are a "Control Freak" and require access to a Main Frame you will Loose Anonymity with "PATENTED" System Embedded Designed Profit Gimmick ARM Controllers.
That's my Opinion.