Moore's Law at 40

Moore's Law at 40

Summary: Forty years ago, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore wrote an article in Electronics Magazine summarizing the state of the electronics industry. The article?

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Forty years ago, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore wrote an article in Electronics Magazine summarizing the state of the electronics industry. The article?provided the foundation material for?Moore's Law, which observed that the number of transistors on a chip can double over a short period of time.?News.com has a?FAQ that explains the impact and consequences of the principles?penned in the April 19, 1965 article...

 

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Moore's?original sheet of graph paper that outlined his famous Law

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  • The law is obsolate

    The law is now quite obsolate now, at least in CPU area. It seems that heat is the main limiting factor. If we look back last three years, there wasn't serious progress in CPU speed!
    Wagadonga
    • My kingdom for an online spell checker!

      [b]The law is now quite obsolate now, at least in CPU area. It seems that heat is the main limiting factor. If we look back last three years, there wasn't serious progress in CPU speed![/b]

      But Moore's law isn't about CPU speed...

      [i]The article provided the foundation material for Moore's Law, which observed that [b]the number of transistors on a chip[/b] can double over a short period of time.[/i]

      For what it's worth, Moore's law still has some life left in it - they're still coming up with smaller die sizes - meaning cramming more and more transistors on smaller and smaller slivers of silicon.

      And in case you've been hiding under a rock for the last 3-4 years, SPEED ISN'T EVERYTHING! AMD's proved that hands down, soundly thrashing in many cases or at least keeping up with P4 chips running almost 1 GHz FASTER! It's all in the design of the chip. It's something AMD's known and Intel's grudgingly coming to accept.
      Wolfie2K3