At the start of this year, Apple revealed that now the firm would be releasing the ARM-based Apple Silicon. The company has recently formally initiated the transition period through Intel to Apple Silicon with the introduction of new Apple M1-chipset driven Mac computers.
Today, according to the Bloomberg News story, Microsoft is also pursuing Apple’s path and is allegedly focusing on its very own chipset built on ARM. The firm is designing the new processor with support for Windows 10 which is specifically for data servers, although it is also intended to support Surface computers.
And for the rest of all its Azure cloud offerings, the Redmond-based technology company actually uses Intel-based chips. Intel processors are now powering the manufacturer’s Surface products series. And now, Microsoft appears to be able to move forward.
Recently, the firm partnered with AMD and Qualcomm to develop specialized Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Pro X processors, highlighting the possibility that Intel could soon be substituted. Although it is probable to happen in a slow way, similarly to the Apple method.
For quite some time now, Microsoft has apparently been working on providing ARM-based chipset devices and is also improving its support for the Windows 10 operating system. Unlike Apple, though, the business has a much larger technology presence.
That product is being used by various suppliers and is powered by various chipsets. Therefore, anything Microsoft makes, usability needs to be broader and universal. The growth of this field would be fascinating to see.
In comparison to Apple and Microsoft, Amazon also poses a challenge to both Intel and AMD. The eCommerce giant, which is also AWS’s largest cloud computing supplier, has its Graviton2 processors built on ARM.
While the latest ARM architecture-based chipsets provide excellent efficiency, better battery life, and are affordable, they too have a lower market share and Intel and AMD hold much of the sector.