what about the real increase in computing power ?
1997 P200 MMX .. Virge S 2MB graphics chip Win95 OS/R 2 32-bit .. 16MB EDO / SIMM .. 2GB IDE HDD
current .. i7 K 8 threads .. 2GB nVidia .. 1920 cores .. Win7 64-bit .. 128 GB SSD + 2 TB SATA3 HDD
what increase in crunching thru bits per second would that be ?
DRAM speed increases ? increase of clocks per frequency cycle ?
the effects of better instruction sets in CPU .. GPU ?
how much faster .. how much more work *holistically* do PCs do year by year ?
what is the rate of increase currently in ARM and SoC processors ?