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Subject: Re: Introducing "No-Moore's Law"

Author: Robert Hyatt

Date: 07:39:31 03/01/03

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On March 01, 2003 at 10:06:43, Jeremiah Penery wrote:

>On March 01, 2003 at 09:46:19, Matt Taylor wrote:
>
>>On March 01, 2003 at 01:53:11, Jeremiah Penery wrote:
>>
>>>Please go read this:
>>>
>>>http://www.realworldtech.com/forums/index.cfm?action=detail&PostNum=1022&Thread=34&roomID=11&entryID=11503
>>>
>>>I'm not going to try arguing the economic points anymore.  The post above may
>>>help you understand what I may have failed to explain well.
>>
>>That is addressing clock speed differences for Xeons, and it assumes no
>>competition. The desktop market is a bit different...
>
>The desktop is only different in that they have to stay ahead of the competition
>in speed, which Intel has basically done.


Right, but just like chess engines and the SSDF, the general public is going to
buy what appears to be the fastest.  And the wider the gap, the more they will
be willing to pay, even if the faster processor doesn't make their app go
faster.

The wider the gap in performance, the larger the price difference the public
will pay.  Compare a Caddy to a Saturn car, for example.



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