What is going on with PC processor development?
I have a 5 year old i5 3750k in my PC that I bought for $179. The same processor is still a solid choice for a new PC today, and here's the kicker... retails for $229.
Has Moore's law finally crapped out, or is this price fixing on the part of Intel/AMD? Or rather, "tech fixing," some kind of agreement to slow down the development roadmaps of both companies?
I look at operations per second in the computing world, and it's going through the roof on every device... except Desktop PC processors where it's hit a brick wall. How long before a fucking $5 Raspberry Pi can outcompute a $200 mid-range desktop processor? If these trends continue,that's the direction we're headed.
The same shit's happening in the video card market, as well, to a lesser extent. My 5 year old Geforce 550 Ti has basically double the performance of a Geforce 730 that I tried to replace it with. I had to send it back. Of course, that's a $70 video card compared to a $190 video card, but the 730 is FOUR YEARS NEWER. Video cards are used to double in power every year or two.
What the fuck is going on on the world of desktop computing, /g/?
I think you've missed the point of the post. It's not about why a specific processor got more expensive in five years, it's about why a better processor doesn't exist that's cheaper.
You can't just increase the frequency, so they started adding more cores.
Then they went for better power management as the majority of the market is very close to idle all the time.
I still rock a 2400 on my desktop because I don't really need to upgrade.
I might get a new gpu just to toy with cuda, but I don't need it for any current application.
We are simply approaching the limits of current technology. It is getting harder and harder to shrink the die. Transistors are already so small that quantum tunneling is creating problems and at around 5 nm Heisenberg uncertainty rears its ugly head and we won't have any way of guaranteeing a particular transistor state.
This. They're still cramming more transistors in every year, but we used to see an inherent boost to clock speed as we did that since the signals didn't have to travel as far. Now everything is small enough that it doesn't matter.
We still get smaller every year, which is why there's all the multicore shit and also a big part of why memes like functional programming are coming back. Programming concurrency is a lot easier in FP then it is in Object Oriented Programming. But we're still figuring out (ie arguing about) the best way to handle all these cores from the software side.
Intel has monopoly. AMD is in a very bad shape. Supply and Demand also affects the price. 3750k is still a solid choice even today, you can thank inflation for the $229 price tag.
Also this: >>52363676 and this >>52363737
Embedded processors used to sacrifice a lot of performance for thermal and power consumption. Embedded system developers dealt with it by coding very resource efficient softwares that is often very bare metal. Then the iPhone came, and Google needed something fast, so they duck taped the monstrosity that is Android. Android was a success, but needs a lot of processing power and resources, and that's why we're seeing mobile going through the roof these past few years.
Video card is pushing insane amounts of TFLOPS. Problem is, you're limited by the bandwidth and latency of PCIE, and needing to send draw commands in batches is a massive pain.
>Problem is, you're limited by the bandwidth and latency of PCIE, and needing to send draw commands in batches is a massive pain.
Need a modern version of AGP... Some way of prioritizing video processing requests when the applications call for it.
>Doesn't even know what Moore's law says, still feels competent enough to comment on it.
How's that Dunning-Kruger working out for you?
Go back to /b/, please.
>ivy bridge is 4 generations old
>Intel doesn't make any new ones
>Economies of scale not present
>New i5 3750k's diminish without being replenished
>finding it funny that things with limited supply increase in price
>being retarded enough to be stupid enough to not know that buying a new mobo+processor costs more than simply buying a new processor
>$230 is still cheaper than shelling out $400+ for a similar powerful build
>being literally retarded about how markets work
Well, you're all jobless neckbeards or clueless shut-in sysadmins for a reason.