Samsung's 2021 chips will be 35% faster, 50% less power hungry

Moores law is still running strong for number of transistors on a die.

It's really not, though. Not in the time frames that Moore's Law was based on. I've seen that video and it's all about twisting what was intended with Moore's Law.

Just look at what we're talking about in this very topic. Samsung is claiming a 45% area(not reduction, but 100%->45% size) compared to 7nm(which they released in products in 2018). So basically double density, right? Except that they aren't even entering volume production til 2021 and we might not even have products with it til 2022. That's three to four years to achieve what Moore's Law said we'd get in two, and we're talking one of the two most advanced and aggressive foundries there are at the moment.

TSMC's 16nm->7nm jump is probably the closest thing we've seen in quite a while to delivering on this, but we know that 7nm to 5nm will not be as big a jump(though still close) and we've yet to see if they can deliver on time with that.

Main thing is - these Moore Law leaps are only happening occasionally now, but most cant keep up with it, certainly not in the big picture and in the long term. Hence - Moore's Law is dead. Some people treat it like some sliding scale, but it's not that. If it's not hitting double the transistor density in two years, then it's no longer a meaningful term to use - it's dead(it died years ago). And nobody has come up with a new 'Law' to describe our situation going forward cuz everybody knows we're about to hit a process node wall and the simple cost of even reaching that wall will possibly make it a no-go in terms of viability, at least for consumer leaning IP's.

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