Processor speed

The processor speed has increase tremendously for the last 10 years. Discuss about the
speed of different processors and explain why there is a need for the increment of
processor speed at this rate
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  1. The increase in speed has actually slowed in recent years (not counting overclocking)
    Are more processors/threads the direction now?
    1995 Inel extreme 3.73Ghz dual core
    2010 Intel 980X 3.3Ghz 6 core

    Overclocking no water cooling, 3.73 to 3.73 wil fry an egg. 980X 3.3Ghz to 4.2 Ghz no problems. So it would seem that processors these days are faster as well.
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