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cars would get 100,000 mpg and it would be cheaper to buy a Rolls Royce than to park it.
Pollack's Rule states that microprocessor "performance increase due to microarchitecture advances is roughly proportional to [the] square root of [the] increase in complexity". This contrasts with power consumption increase, which is roughly linearly proportional to the increase in complexity. Complexity in this context means processor logic, i.e its area.
I think the answer to that is mixed. But another answer is, notice how a "speed limit" seems to have been reached about the time CPUs went to multiple cores? They kept getting faster and faster until they hit around 3 Ghz and now I haven't seen much over 5Ghz.
Originally posted by scottlpool2003
reply to post by C0bzz
Also, Moores Law has been predicted to be coming to an end. I can't remember exactly, but it was something to do with how they make the processors, there's only so much they can shrink the transistors. But with the ever more closeness of other chips such as silicon for example, who knows...