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Old 18th June 2016
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They couldn't double the number of cores without halving the size of the transistors unless you are asking forever increasing processor socket sizes (or maybe via 3D die stacking). One part of the problem for power users is that Intel spends an ever increasing percent of their transistor count on integrated GPU which helps very little for those who want more CPU power. The processors designed for such power users are the Xeon and -E CPUs, and they have actually been increasing core count on those, albeit not at a 2X per 18 months (Moore's law) rate.