Moore's law has to come to odds with the law of diminishing returns. This i s a reality. Throwing the GPU in the CPU does not make a better CPU. What's more, look at how the speed of these processors is stuck at a couple of GH z. Electrons only move so fast.
I predicted they would figure out optical processors eventually, and they p robably will, but when is eventually ?
In all things there is a theoretical limit. Even if a car engine has a VE o f friggin 200, it cannot exceed its theoretical compression ratio, and if y ou separate the components, even a turbo or supercharger cannot do it. What 's more, the crank can only stand so much force.
They have TV sets with 1080p resolution. do you think they are going to go higher ? They are getting to the point where people can't see any better.
Computers ? They are so fast now that even Microsoft can't write software t o slow them down enough anymore. They've been outdone by the people who wro te Solidworks and Rhinocerous. But at least those programs DO something. Ma ybe Pspice, but I aonly have LTspice. It can take a few second to analyze a nd do a simulation, but then this computer is like from 2008. My brand new Win 10 coputer at work is no faster.
What did we gain ?
Well we stimulated the economy and put a bunch of geeks to work. Ad that is what it is. We really do not need any more, they have to push it or they'r e out of a job. I'd use Win 98SE on a 486 if I could get the damn thing to connect to the router. It was simply not that slow. The other problem is th e browser.
The internet is the biggest impetus for this buy and throw out deal we got now. Friggin nags me to upgrade my browser to see a picture hosted on one o f those sites, go f*ck yourself. I can do everything else I want just they way it is, I have to change to see a picture ? Tell you what, you want to s how me a picture get Dropbox and use the \public directory. Simple, no ads, no frames, no nothing, just the damn picture. Want a caption, take a super uper duper advanced graphics program like Paint Shop Pro 4 from 1995 or so and "expand canvas" and then go to the little "A" and insert some text. Be sure to pick the right font size first, that can be tricky at times.
I would use DOS. Hell, it is probably easier to write programs for DOS but you supply the GUI. People will not give up their mouse.
Anyway, the law of diminishing returns is really a factor here and one of the reasons I won't buy anything anymore. Plus they always take out functio ns I want.
Bottom line, putting more transistors on a chip is not advance. You throw t he GPU in there, that is just two chips in one package. Alright they can co mmunicate a bit faster, but not all that much. Eventually they might put th e soundcard in the CPU too and call that an advancement. But it ain't, it i s just saving them a few bucks. Next maybe the wifi receiver goes in, but s till all they have done is to cram more stuff into one package.
Ad then, when just ONE of those billions of transistors goes bad in there, you have to shitcan the whole thing. How convenient for them.