Moore's law and CPU prices?

Garion

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Apr 23, 2001
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Has anyone out there ever seen any kind of historical price chart on CPU's? I'm looking for something that lists the $/mhz or the $/mips or something. This is more for my own curiosity more than anything. Moore's law says CPU speed will double ever 18 months. I think it's totally ironic that the price has gone down FAR faster. IE, I paid something like $400 for my 400Mhz P2 three years ago - I just bought a 1.2Ghz athlon for $150 - Just a bit over 1/3 the price for three times the horsepower - NINE times the band for the buck in three years when speed has just tripled. Actually, that's more than nine times, as per-mhz performance can't be compared equally between a P2 and an Athlon.

What do you guys remember paying for your CPU's in the past?

- G
 

Sato

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Jun 10, 2001
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Perhaps the theory of supply & demand would better explain the current price/cpu ratio.
and don't forget that the tech industry is getting alot more competitive than it use to be a few years ago.
 

AkumaX

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that historical graph's in my Computer Science book, ill see if i could put up a scan later :p