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An end to scaling: Intel’s next-generation chips will sacrifice speed to reduce power

Share This article Faster, cheaper, smaller. For decades, those three words drove innovation in Silicon Valley and across the world. Even after clock speed increases flatlined after 2005, the semiconductor industry found ways to drive performance forward while increasing total transistor counts and improving on-die integration of various components. The rise of SoCs, GPGPU, and Intel’s own Xeon Phi are all designed to increase performance even if clock speeds are largely static. Now, Intel has acknowledged that the future of semiconductors may rely on technologies that reduce absolute performance in ...

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