x86 Faces Unexpected RISC Competition

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    After routing its RISC competitors, the x86 architecture is suddenly facing an unexpected and potent challenger: ARM -- What makes ARM attractive to vendors is its low energy consumption, simple RISC architecture, and large installed base. To truly challenge x86, the architecture must make the leap from the small devices it favors now to PCs and eventually servers.

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