- Transistor count
Transistor count is the most common measure of chip complexity.
According to the
Moore's Lawtransistor counts of the integrated circuits grow exponentially.
On virtually all modern
CPUs the part that takes most transistors is the cache.
* [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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