Originally Posted by DuckieHo
Diamonds have been used (they're just another form of carbon like graphene).
However, production costs, infrastructure, and experience are no where near capable..... the same issues exist with graphene or any other material. Engineers have decades of cumulative knowledge about silicon and hundreds of billions of dollars worth of equipment specialized for silicon so it will take time to transition to any new material.
There has been a demand for graphene for over a decade now.
Price will not drop unless there are scalable production processes. The process to produce graphene are still immature. So demand itself will not help price to decrease much in the short-run as it is supply constricted.
Originally Posted by lordikon
Demand increases prices. I think you're talking about as supply increases and they can mass produce things it will become cheaper.
Originally Posted by BizzareRide
Stacking will extend the principles of Moore's law for another 180 years according to some estimates. There really is no need for the alarmism.
As aggregate supply increases, the price level increases as well.
I was referring to the entire process that should follow when demand increases, thanks for the graphs, I went to school too.
Originally Posted by 2010rig
Based on your logic, why didn't you stick with your Q6600 and NO SSD?
Probably for the same reason that most of us upgrade.
I upgraded my current rig from a 3800+ because Video Editing on that thing was painful, renders took HOURS to get done, Windows took 7 minutes to load, and I could go on and on...
You missed his point. His point was that things are getting bloated because we have this wealth of processing power, RAM space, storage space etc.