x86 Faces Unexpected RISC Competition

By Andrew Binstock, November 15, 2011 After routing its RISC competitors, the x86 architecture is suddenly facing an unexpected and potent challenger: ARM In the 1990s, it was a good fun to watch the great confrontation between RISC processors (found then mostly on servers and workstations) and CISC processors (primarily x86 chips found in client-side desktops and laptops). RISC servers …