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ARM takes first steps in moving away from 32bit

Post by Lucap » Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:06 am

Arm emits Cortex-A76 – its first 64-bit-only CPU core (in kernel mode)

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/05/31/arm_cortex_a76/
This move is part of Arm's unhurried stroll away from its years-old 32-bit instruction set. Supporting only 64-bit A64 in privileged modes simplifies the design of the CPU, freeing up space on the chip die for other features or potentially reducing its power draw.

Going fully 64-bit-only – for both apps and operating systems – is "the obvious next step," Peter Greenhalgh, Arm's veep of technology, told The Register, but stressed this will "take a little longer
And to think someone said i didn't know what i was talking about when i said that it was rumoured that ARM 32bit might be next to be dropped. :roll: :D

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Re: ARM takes first steps in moving away from 32bit

Post by Hoser Rob » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:46 am

Lucap wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:06 am
... And to think someone said i didn't know what i was talking about when i said that it was rumoured that ARM 32bit might be next to be dropped. :roll: :D
You going to do this every time you're proven right?

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Re: ARM takes first steps in moving away from 32bit

Post by noweare » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:51 am

Can't what until the embedded guys start using that core.

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Re: ARM takes first steps in moving away from 32bit

Post by Lucap » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:03 am

noweare wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:51 am
Can't what until the embedded guys start using that core.
Do you mean as in the Raspberry type boards?

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