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What comes after Moore's Law?

Oct 01, 2018, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gordon Haff)

The literal meaning of Moore’s Law is that CMOS transistor densities double every 18 to 24 months. While not a statement about processor performance per se, in practice performance and density have tracked each other fairly well. Historically, additional transistors were mostly put in service of running at higher clock speeds. More recently, microprocessors have mostly gotten more cores instead.

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