#22: Moore's law
by Tomasz Nurkiewicz
It’s a common misconception that Moore’s law is dead. That’s because many believe it’s about the speed of a CPU. But in reality Gordon Moore meant the number of transistors, not the clock frequency. And also, it’s now even a law. Just an observation that holds true after half a century. OK, so what does this “law” state? Gordon Moore, before co-founding Intel, noticed that the number of transistors in a CPU doubles every two years. This means exponential growth. Which is a lot. So why are these transistors important?
- Moore’s law
- 4004 chip schematics
- Transistor count table
- Apple M1 has 16 billion transistors
- Designing an AND Gate using Transistors
- TSMC: Moore’s Law is “not dead, it’s not slowing down, it’s not even sick.”
- 🔉 #7: Speed of light
- From Nand to Tetris - Building a Modern Computer From First Principles
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