Originally Posted by StuffStuff1
Some how i doubt all of this.
Sure we might get a die shrink on everything.
But we are just going to multiply the amour transistors on it any ways
Took the words right out of my mouth. I don't know why so many people think die shrink = less heat.
This is only true if transistor count / core remains the same, but that's not true - we're not running 32nm, 1 core, 4.0Ghz cpus today.
Look at the history of cooling: going from the 130nm 1.8V+ Athlon days, to 32nm, 1.3V i7s, we're seeing a massive INCREASE in cooling demand. I was looking at a 2002 cooler review the other day, and the coolers were jokes compared to even a low end tower of today.
I think we'll be demanding even better cooling in the future. As programs becomes more parallel in the future, and 16+core 22nm chips become mainstream, along with Fusion like technology, massive CPU coolers will be required.