Have you ever been amazed by the pace at which computers increase in speed and processing power and yet keep getting cheaper? You’re not alone. Gordon Moore is famous for his observation that the number of transistors and integrated circuits in computer tends to double every two years or so.
The infographic below by Chassis-Plans.com outlines this phenomenon in the evolution of both ram and processors over the past four decades. The infographic highlights some of the most interesting changes in the computing world in our time. Ram, for example, is shown going from an estimated value of $512 billion dollars for a gig of ram in 1966 to its projected cost of 1/100th of a cent in the year 2030. From the Intel 4004 to the latest Ivy Bridge processor the infographic also takes you through a graphical history of modern processors.