In recent years, there have been increasing claims that Moore’s Law is dead. Clearly, there hasn’t been any doubling in two years, and the number of transistors can’t close a hole in power that just refuses to grow. Scientists are constantly talking about quantum computers, assuring that new technologies are already nearby. The manufacturers of video cards also do not sit idly by. Thus, NVIDIA has repeatedly assured that it believes in the Law of Moore, which is still alive thanks to graphics chips.
Today we offer our readers to see how much faster NVIDIA graphics cards have become in 6 years. Testing was conducted by the guys from YouTube channel TheSpyHood. We will start with the GeForce GTX 970, released in 2014, and finish with the new GeForce RTX 3070. As you can see in front of us are not flagships, but quite good models in terms of performance, although the price for them has increased a lot over the past 6 years. We used them as test models:
- GeForce RTX 3070;
- GeForce RTX 2070;
- GeForce GTX 1070;
- GeForce GTX 970.
Before making any conclusions, ask yourself a question: what growth you expected for 6 years? In fact, it’s all about your expectations, because if you wanted to see a five-fold increase, and in front of us a little less than three times, you will obviously be disappointed. At the same time, if you are calm about the issue, understanding that video card production is first of all a business, and then the race for the Law of Moore, then everything will stand in place.
It is clear that the growth for 6 years could have been even more. Look at the situation on the processor market. There is such a revival that we have not seen for the last ten years. If AMD succeeds in achieving something similar in the graphics chip market, then over the next 6 years we will definitely see much more serious achievements.