the economics of customs cores is no longer feasible?We havnt touched this from Andrei but imo its one of the most unteresting perspectives:
"If *the A73 is able to hit all of*its promised targets then it leaves me with some doubt on what this means for vendors who are currently using their own microarchitectures. Apple has proven that theyre able to execute and deliver outstanding performance at high efficiency, but vendors such as Qualcomm and Samsung arent in an as good position. We'll have a more in depth discussion*about Snapdragon 820s Kryo and Exynos 8890s Mongoose cores in an upcoming deep dive article, but both microarchitectures have trouble in terms of differentiating themselves in terms of performance and power compared to ARMs own current designs, casting some doubt on how they'll be able to evolve and compete against SoCs using Artemis cores."
What do you think about it and the implecations?