Originally Posted by uberjon
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
There are devices that operate at 10Ghz now, but they are simple devices. VERY simple devices. If any of you have taken a course in computer architecture, and know how mos-gates work and how important timing is in pipelining signals and instructions, I think you would appreciate the immense difficulty it is to create a processor above 5Ghz. But thats why Intel makes the big bucks =D
Hell, my 32-bit MIPS processor ran at something like 180Mhz and that was an achievement for me. It wasn't even pipelined!