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Benedict Evans 19 Aug 16
The entire Sun render farm for Toy Story (1995) had (v roughly) 1bn CPU transistors. Apple’s A8 SoC (iPhone 6): 2bn Unfair, but relevant
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Benedict Evans 19 Aug 16
Replying to @benedictevans
That is, on a basic measure, a 2 year old phone now has more computing power than was used to render Toy Story. Power of compound growth
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Dr. What? 💥 19 Aug 16
Replying to @benedictevans
wait wait how does Google's 1998 setup compare? Could late 90s Google be run from a 2016 phone?
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Benedict Evans 19 Aug 16
Replying to @timothycomeau
not really, and an iPhone couldn’t render toy story.
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Paul Milovanov 19 Aug 16
in flops? or measured how exactly?
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Benedict Evans 19 Aug 16
Replying to @wooglooskr @ATabarrok
scroll up
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Julian Fong 20 Aug 16
we did.
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Benedict Evans 20 Aug 16
sounds like a good weekend project ;)
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Douglas Starnes 20 Aug 16
Replying to @benedictevans @pwang
Which iPhone are they referring to? 4gb 2G? 128gb 6s+? ;-) Either way it's still remarkable.
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Benedict Evans 20 Aug 16
Replying to @poweredbyaltnet @pwang
scroll up
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Julian Fong 20 Aug 16
So, ~3 min per frame, still need 4,320 (2012 era, x86) cores to render TS1 in realtime
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Benedict Evans 20 Aug 16
implying moore’e law will run out well before that’s a consumer device. Quantum, perhaps ;)
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Timoteus Lyshytsky 20 Aug 16
Replying to @benedictevans
wut? = 1/2 the *power* of half a current iPhone?
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Benedict Evans 20 Aug 16
Replying to @El_Tim
scroll up
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