Fast technology May 20, the news, once upon a time, the CPU in 14nm node by netizens ridicule toothpaste, when there are manufacturers did not upgrade the core architecture for many years, leading to IPC promotion chat, until AMD Ryzen processor market, two x86 manufacturers did not calculate radical upgrade, not a few years to the 12-16 core CPU popularity.
Just how much better today's cpus are compared to those of long ago depends on who they are compared to. Technologov did an interesting test comparing the performance of AMD's current Ryzen 9 7950X processor to that of the K6-500 processor.
A current 16-core, 32-thread 5nm processor, a single-core 350nm processor at 233MHz, not to mention architecture and frequency,The latter was released in 1998, it's been almost 25 years now, chip technology has improved so much.
The test he uses is the LFK Benchmark, and K6-500 scores 28,The Ryzen 9 7950X has a single core score of 1294, a 46-fold improvement.
K6-500 has nothing multi-core to say, so multithreading is still 28 points,But the Ryzen 9 7950X has multiple cores that can run up to 25,476 points, a 910-fold increase in performance.
In a word, the performance improvement of contemporary cpus is still very obvious from the perspective of 25 years. In particular, the advantages of high-frequency multi-core cpus cannot be compared with the original cpus. Single-core cpus are improved by less than 50 times, which is much less than the performance of multi-core cpus.