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Old August 2, 2009, 09:44 AM
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Intel's roadmap says that we should be able to hit 11 nm, but you would have no idea just how much leakage current would be inside those chips. Gates that are a mere two to three atoms thick is going to cause a lot of problems. I think it's time we start looking into memristor technology and other things, because I can just see physics getting in the way.

Here's a good read:

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Intel's roadmap says that we should be able to hit 11 nm, but you would have no idea just how much leakage current would be inside those chips. Gates that are a mere two to three atoms thick is going to cause a lot of problems. I think it's time we start looking into memristor technology and other things, because I can just see physics getting in the way.

Here's a good read:

Quantum tunnelling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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We can only hope. It would solve all our problems.
LOL - now that's the spirit Don't want to sound like a hypocrite but at some point I tend to agree !

Anyhow, back to the topic - Let's talk about realtime raytracing, I think with this processor coupled with the new INtel 11nm 12 core processor, it should be a piece of cake - Now I wonder the power consumption of such a videocard - I hate to think that we are going to requir a dedicated 220VAC connection to run our computers in the future since it's obvious the 15amp circuit breaker won't handle it ;) I am have a big problem with the fact my computer down the line will consume as much electricity as my dryer !
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Now I wonder the power consumption of such a videocard - I hate to think that we are going to requir a dedicated 220VAC connection to run our computers in the future since it's obvious the 15amp circuit breaker won't handle it ;) I am have a big problem with the fact my computer down the line will consume as much electricity as my dryer !
Easy fix for me. I got myself a direct 120V 15A line ran for my PC already. Wouldn't be overly difficult to pull some new wire and put in a different breaker to get me 220V and however many amps I need

In theory though, shouldn't stuff become more power efficient?
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In theory - but then how come you have kilowatt power supplies, new cards with higher power consumptions - yes maybe those new chips will be power efficient but they still will likely run on much more power than we are used to now.....

As far as installing a dedicated connection yourself - that's not too obvious when you live in a house and your circuit box is in the basement, and computer room is upstairs and you have to open up your walls and ceilings to locate the wires.... no thanks.
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