18 March 2015

How chip speed growth has slowed

Year Processor Clock speed (MHz)
1971 4004 0.108
1974 8080 2
1982 286 6
1989 486 25
1993 Pentium 66
1997 Pentium II 300
2000 Pentium 4 1500
2006 Core 2 Duo 2660
2012 3rd generation Core 2900


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Source: Adapted from a graphic in Matthew Chalmers, 'Need for speed: Why computers stopped getting faster', New Scientist, 21 February 2015, p.42-3.
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