CPU DB: Recording Microprocessor History – ACM Queue

A fascinating look at the progression of microprocessors since the beginning. Moore’s Law in action. See voltages reduce, efficiencies improve and frequencies increase and flatten out (around the Core days). Yes, die sizes used to be measured in micrometers.

“Since 2000, processor frequencies have stagnated, but this is not the whole story. Our data confirms that gate speeds have continued to improve with technology. What is different now, though, is that the industry has moved away from deeply pipelined machines and is now designing machines that do more work per pipeline stage. The reason for this change is simple: power.”

CPU DB: Recording Microprocessor History – ACM Queue

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