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That amount of speed wouldn't be necessary, when we're heading towards multi-core...unless you're trying to break the world record.
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Conventional processors at 10 ghz, but organic ones will take over, but not for a decade or longer possibly. After that Quantum computing
    
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He may be correct in that the current material(s) used are nearing the end of there yield. So perhaps he know more than we think on this one!
    
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Yeah, I think he has a point, although when I first read it I thought it said 10Mhz. That would have been hilarious.
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He may be correct in that the current material(s) used are nearing the end of there yield. So perhaps he know more than we think on this one!
Current materials, design styles, and cooling systems accounted for: perhaps. But though that doesn't account for any of the exotic materials, strange design styles and innovative cooling systems that could easily give the GHz-race a few more clicks to run on.

No, I believe that ANYONE trying to claim, factually, that something is limited in someway merely either causes that to become true because people, when reaching the barrier described, give up or that their statement becomes easily forgotten and discounted later on when they are proven wrong.

Unless Bill has gone into the future he has very little idea what the future of processors hold. Heck, ten years ago most of everything being done wouldn't have been the type of thing that anyone could really imagine. I don't see any reason why this is not the same way for our future.
post #36 of 61
I dont think Bill is wrong at all.

You aren't going to see processors get into the 10s of gigahertz. You just wont.

Instead, you are going to see more efficient processors with higher ops per cycle, and more cores per die. Its that simple.
    
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Found a link to this on xbox-scene.com this morning:



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Whether or not it works out this way, I find it hilarious that Bill would make such an assertion when he is already so famously known for saying that 640K of memory should be enough for anybody back in the DOS days.

(He denies making that statement, arguing "I've said some stupid things and some wrong things, but not that. No one involved in computers would ever say that a certain amount of memory is enough for all time." Yet here he goes, making another bold assertion about caps to processing capacity...if he's saying this, why would I not believe that he actually did say the 640K thing?)
Look at the positive side, him saying that just means that processors will get to much much more then 10GhZ guaranteed. Or maybe he just thinks something like a quad v8 core (320GhZ total) is the future
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Wait, what does Bill know about CPUs anyway?
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Originally Posted by Kahuna513 View Post
Wait, what does Bill know about CPUs anyway?
that the only way to upgrade one is to call his personal geeksquad team!


ok enough of the jokes

i think around 8 months ago or so. wasnt there a post on certain advancements on diamond type stuff that could be made semi cheaply and replace silicon?

i think it was a florida based company that was perfecting mass production of artificial diamond sheets i theory. diamond might be able to sustain 100ghz without a problem ?



edit: ok someone seriously needs to sig that joke of mine!
    
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We don't know what goes through his mind.
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