News x64 Emulation Coming to Windows 10 on Arm Platforms

Microsoft blurs the line between Arm and x86 on Windows 10.

x64 Emulation Coming to Windows 10 on Arm Platforms : Read more
ARM has always suffered under emulation unless you are running an Intermediate code (IL code) program, like .NET/JAVA without direct ASM.

For example, under CISC hardware you might expect an AVX instruction to be done in 10 clock ticks. Under ARM that could take considerably longer as a number of AVX instructions have to be emulated. AVX instructions are common today, but require a lot of power hungry circuits which goes against ARMs efficiency ethos.
 

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