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The evolution of processor cores

Posted: 16 Jul 2008     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:transistor  microprocessor  memory 

[Summary of tips] Borkar: In history, performance was the king at any cost, but that changed a few years ago when we moved away from using frequency alone to deliver performance.The first ever microprocessor, Intel Corp.'s 4004, in 1971, integrated around 2,000 transistors to provide an unprecedented level of computational power for the time. It......
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