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71525832 No.71525832 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe] [rbt]

brainlet hir, please explain
why are all the CPU companies trying to make processors smaller and more compressed instead of making them bigger along with PC cases?

>> No.71525967

Lightspeed is a thing.

>> No.71525991

>>71525832
positives when making cpu components smaller:
>can pack more calculation power into the same form factor
positives when making cpu components bigger:
>???

>> No.71525994

Because the vast majority of people don't buy desktop PCs they buy laptops.

Remember the PC enthusiast / builder market is loud but small compared to normie sales.

>> No.71526108

Cause manufacturing defects increase the larger the size of the water, so they have to keep it small to retain a high yeild.

Also computers have been limited by the speed of electricity for decades now and even 1 inch amounts to a lot of delay

>> No.71526119

>>71525991
>positives when making cpu components bigger
lower heat density

>> No.71526123

>>71526108
WAFER, fucking autocorrect

>> No.71526132

so it'd heat up less

>> No.71526257

>>71525832
the reason they try to make things smaller is so that technology can be used for a more varied array of applications. Example: the first clock mechanisms were huge and heavy and could not easily be made to fit different clock cases. Now we have a fairly standard design for clock mechanisms and they are small enough but powerful enough to run off a small battery. The smaller your circuitry is, the less power you need to drive it. The first computers needed thousands of times more power to drive them than ours do now

>> No.71526606

>op had to post some dank shit when I haven't eaten yet
That sauce is legit programmer fuel.

FUG YOOOOOU

>> No.71526670

Wafer yields. The bigger the wafer the more chance of each die on that wafer source plat being corrupted. If we made a die 1m^2 then it'd have a near 100% chance to be ruined by imperfections. half that area is still 100%, quarter, 99.99%. 300 dies per plate means that some of them are lucky and don't have flaws so we can get a yield of 250 from 300 and actually make a profit. Finance and engineering inform die-design so they know how much size they have to work with then they work for months designing something to fit in the space needed to make it profitable.

>> No.71527046

Well of course a cpu should be faster if it's 1m^2,so you could put more shit on it.
The problem is 1. The price and 2. The heat.
If it's big =more material = expensive.
If it's big=more heat = better / bigger cooler.

Tldr : money

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