CPU Power in 2006

CPU There is going to be a leap in computing power the likes we haven’t ‘seen in a few years 2006 is shaping up to be an exciting year for micro-processor developments. The Pentium III 733MHz was released October 26, 1999. The Pentium 4 3.06GHz was released November 14, 2002. In only three years clockspeeds had increased over 2.3GHz! Never before had CPU clockspeeds ramped up so quickly. During this period of time video editing software experienced an equally impressive increase in features, and more importantly performance. Full frame capture without dropping frames was something that only an experienced user on a well appointed, hardware assisted workstation could achieve; most any computer could now accomplish this feat. Real time or close to real time previews of the timeline with moderate effects made efficient editing a reality. Final rending/encoding times decreased dramatically as quality increased. Software engineers had more CPU cycles to work with and they were taking advantage of newly found cycles. Read More ...

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