Modern Processor Development Isn't Just About Speed; Here's Why

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RedShark News' Rakesh Malik explores the world of processor development, and why speed is no longer the main advancement.

He writes, "Throughout the 90s and up until nearly 2010, it seemed like x86 processors were getting speed bumps every few months, with big jumps in maximum clock speed with every new generation. Clearly, that's no longer the case. Clock speeds haven't actually gone up significantly for quite a while now. This, of course, leads quite a few people to wonder, 'why did the speed race stop?' The short version is that it hasn't truly stopped; rather, it's changed. Clock speed isn't the only factor that determines the performance of a processor."

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