- Apr 27, 2000
I don't know that they're dangerous. Also, Apple's designs may not mimic the performance of ARM server cores well enough to do good performance profiling using them (that is to say, I think the Apple cores may excel in some areas where server ARM cores won't). You can run the same code (presumably) on an A14 as you can A76 or A77-based server hardware, but I'd rather have a reference board from ARM or at least something based on fairly standard A76/A77 cores.Thats why ARM Macs are dangerous to x86. Suddenly you have a readily available probably rather powerful ARM dev environment. As said in a previous comment, normal PCs being x86 is what made it successful as it triggered more and more x86 software.