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Will gpu progress slow down like cpus in a few more years?

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Ok I figure that cpu progress has slowed because we are at the limits of silicon. also partially due to of lack of competition. Not sure of the ratio though..
With gpus they are at a higher erm nm, whatever the term is, fabrication size atm, so a few years behind cpus in regards to the silicon limit..
However there is no lack of competition with the gpus, so maybe gpu progress will not slow down as much as I think in a few years (depends on just how much of a factor AMD was in cpu progress slowing though, which I am unsure of)
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Eventually I'm guessing yes, I think at some point we will hit a wall were there isn't much point in further increasing pixel density, resolution, or the amount of complexity in a given frame. Right now there is a big push to move from 1080p to 4K thus the huge increase in VRAM in recent years and I've already heard people talking about 8K as the next thing. I don't expect GPU progress to stagnate yet.
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Maybe GPU's will surpass the silicon technology and start co-processing along with your CPU.
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CPU performance has been throttled by intel given there is no actual competition and for them it is better to focus in power saving and better graohics

they can reach different architecture within a same node, and improve the actual performance, but the thing is how far they can bring these improvements over the older genereations instead using more units to process something
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Not in the foreseeable future I think. It's much harder to make CPUs faster because of the type of work they do.
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Threads like these pop up every few years, and generally I'd say that they're usually wrong because both hardware and software vendors really amaze me with the new breakthroughs they make, but the personal computer market is dramatically different than it's been for the past 30 years. It's not that Moore's law has failed, it's that the market has changed.

Mobile and tablet hardware and applications have dramatically changed the landscape of personal computing. People are gravitating towards more user-friendly applications that have dramatically pared down their feature sets. As a result, people are actually beginning to demand less computing power.
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