Transistor count


Transistor count

Transistor count is the most common measure of chip complexity.

According to the Moore's Law transistor counts of the integrated circuits grow exponentially.

On virtually all modern CPUs the part that takes most transistors is the cache.

Transistor count

Common CPUs

FPGA

References

Links

* [http://www.intel.com/pressroom/kits/events/moores_law_40th/ Transistor counts of Intel processors]
* [http://sandpile.org/ Transistor counts of AMD processors]
* [http://www.xilinx.com/company/press/kits/asmbl/asmbl_arch_pres.pdf Evolution of FPGA Architecture]


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