Reply to post: Re: One step at a time

Meltdown/Spectre week three: World still knee-deep in something nasty

JeffyPoooh Silver badge
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Re: One step at a time

dom_f noted correctly that "Moore's law is about the number of transistors, not execution speed..."

Ah, but what are the extra transistors *for*?

Often storage yes, but also multiple parallel cores on one chip is another common application for additional transistors. Not to mention fancy features such as Speculative / Out Of Order Execution.

The good news is that -10% is just a few months worth anyway.

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