Originally Posted by istonian
Any one know of a processor that is not made by AMD or Intel? Just wondering.
VIA which makes the C3 processors, ultra low voltage designed for mobile applications. These are X86 processors that run windows.
IBM / Motorola which makes the PowerPC processor, was very popular in macs but now apple has switched. It's also a RISC based processor.
Motorola which is a large manufacturer of modern RISC processors
ARM processors, popular for low price network equipment, and they are RISC based. These are currently the worlds most popular processor becuase they are used in most electronics (Phones, cameras, PDA's etc). Intel, Freescale ,Renas and Conexant make these. These don't run windows but virtually any other OS runs on these.
NEC, Toshiba and Broadcom make MIPS processors, which are an ARM based processor thats really popular for network equipment, specialized computers and ATM's and crap
SPARC processors which are a low speed RISC based processor developed by sun. Solaris is the only OS that runs on them.