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How Fast Can a Computer Get?

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Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/austinevans How Detailed Do Screens Get? http://youtu.be/9kAhhQG-yQA What is a Computer? http://youtu.be/_rYaIJnAZ5I Computers are all around us in everything from watches to workstations but how fast can they get? Twitter http://twitter.com/austinnotduncan Facebook https://www.facebook.com/austinnotduncan Google+ https://www.google.com/+austinevans Some footage courtesy of D-Wave Systems Inc. Transistor Count and Moore's Law: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Transistor_Count_and_Moore%27s_Law_-_2011.svg#mediaviewer/File:Transistor_Count_and_Moore%27s_Law_-_2011.svg Intel Pentium: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentium The Revolutionary Quantum Computer That May Not Be Quantum at All: http://www.wired.com/2014/05/quantum-computing
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Waleedb7 (1 day ago)
Did anyone knew whats the outro song ?
Yellow Bellow (1 month ago)
And thus SkyNet became self aware.......
New Accaunt (1 month ago)
4700k!? For fucks sake, what about my threadripper
WaffleSpace (1 month ago)
Sorry Austin but were rockin the i9's now.
teenagegamer3217 (1 month ago)
And now we have the i9
Chaitanya Bisht (2 months ago)
Still Quantum computers would fail to understand women
Blood Viking (2 months ago)
Ibm has quantum computers. Hes wrong
Blood Viking (2 months ago)
Most software doesnt take advantage of the extra cores. So you pay for the bragging rights.
Bobby Papoutsis (3 months ago)
So, how fast can a computer get?
LittleTuberEverything (3 months ago)
Hey Vsauce, mich- ahh crap, wrong channel.
Nikhil Vishnoi (4 months ago)
damn thas nasty
Sonicxburner (4 months ago)
I forgot the 1080 ti didn't exist in 2014
Red Forsberg (5 months ago)
Hey guys, this is austin!
Jay Are (6 months ago)
The question was never answered. "How fast can a computer get?"
RavenChan (7 months ago)
Honestly, dual core processors aren't that great; at least mine isn't. I'd prefer a quad core, which I plan to get.
Onni I (7 months ago)
Damn your voice is vierd
Topaz (8 months ago)
The Forge Steel (8 months ago)
Monstercat shirt ^.^
Ben Brown (8 months ago)
his face at 0:05
Galib Mahfuzullah (9 months ago)
wrong austin processing power measured in FLOPS linus won't make this type of mistake
Sayo-Nara (9 months ago)
as fast as a 🐢
Alexandre Balea (9 months ago)
What's the name of the music at the end ???
Alexandre Balea (9 months ago)
Monstercat **^**
Luiz Builder_Roblox BR (10 months ago)
Intel xeon is better than i7
Huck Finn (10 months ago)
The human brain can hold up to 2500 TB of information
Miguel Ronne (10 months ago)
i tot i was watching jason bourne. what a background sound
renuka jayawardane (11 months ago)
my computer has 256 mb ram and 128 vga drive and Pentium 4.how fast can i get for my computer
Rick Sanchez (11 months ago)
my moms laptop is teh fastest compootr
NovalPro (11 months ago)
As fast as i choose it to be
AllThoughts 3rased (11 months ago)
TomFleec (11 months ago)
yeah but your eyes can only see a 20mph computor
It's a me Mario (11 months ago)
We don't see this Austin Evans today
whats the song???????????????
DACJVM 22 (1 year ago)
Hey guys this is AAAustin :v
"The human brain had a good run." Love it!
Catchyst (1 year ago)
man I like the music
Dodo Bot (1 year ago)
The fastest PC in 2016 has 48gb of GDDR5 VRam 516gb Ram and 4 i7 7700k...
Lakitu64 (1 year ago)
Nice monstercat shirt
space man (1 year ago)
why cant you just make the cpu chip bigger
Brod Wilkinson (1 year ago)
+Ashoi F What are you talking about? most consumers would never change their cpu. Socket pin outs change quite regularly too. If they could make a cpu twice the size and get twice the performance they would.
space man (1 year ago)
Ashoi F (1 year ago)
space man Chips need to get faster every year, they also need to fit into most consumer grade sockets that are a standard size If they changed the size of the chip every year, then older sockets (which are usually attached to something important like the motherboard) would also need to be replaced every year. There would be no backwards compatibility. Imagine if the ports on your laptop needed to be replaced every year to use newer peripherals
space man (1 year ago)
to fit more stuff on it
Covio (1 year ago)
space man Why?
What's the first song
Shiva Rampersaud (1 year ago)
I love that last line
Hans X (1 year ago)
nice monstercat t-shirt! 😄😄
Valdir Souza Carvalho (1 year ago)
Quantum Computer will never work or build  faster than Classic Computer !
billy bob joe (1 year ago)
thats what people said about computers and the human brain, but here we are now.
Xaw (1 year ago)
wow, your really really really smart :P
ninjabiomech (1 year ago)
monstercat t-shirt
Russell Bell (1 year ago)
this video is so good I've watched it probably 50 times (still gives me the chill's) :)
IGiFTTheWax (1 year ago)
What a good VSauce video.
MehBigEntertainment (8 months ago)
hey Austin this is guys
Zav Games (1 year ago)
IGiFTTheWax the music did it
Shiva Rampersaud (1 year ago)
+audioflection ikr
audioflection (1 year ago)
Shiva Rampersaud i blame the last line
Shiva Rampersaud (1 year ago)
You felt that too, right?
Sterling Silver (1 year ago)
H💿l💿 thumbnail
Brad Penrod (1 year ago)
Reading the replies below about your videos being too short: You should experiment with the "Brief" like a headline (this video for instance) paired up with an exhaustive 10-15 minute full story as the main article with all of the gooey stuff in it - the stuff techies love! I am a new subscriber - your information is great - just too little of it!
Bob Versyp (1 year ago)
0:04 dat retina display tho
Big Dipper (1 year ago)
What is better for gaming amd or i5 4690k, btw idk what amd are there so maybe you can recommend me one that is near or same as the i5 4690k
LoganDark (1 year ago)
Outro music please
Eiad Alkhayat (1 year ago)
i think in the future people will not buy computers , only subscribe to a computer services through super fast internet , allowing them to transform there potatoes to super pc , and finally we can download some more ram XD
The Vlurt (1 year ago)
hey Austin maybe you can get a tour of how diwave works that will be awesome
Rianne Hgedoorn (1 year ago)
but whe have computers they size of a creditcard the rasberry pi
Shiva Rampersaud (1 year ago)
lol, but it's currently being run on an ARM based processor, not the more powerful Intel ATOM processors. They are good to tinker with, but no one's gonna play Watch Dogs on it
Elena Cancalon (1 year ago)
quantum computers can be 0 AND 1
Shiva Rampersaud (1 year ago)
I quit agar Yeah, they can. They're called "Qubits" unlike the binary "bit" that PC's use nowadays.
I quit agar (1 year ago)
Really? Woah.
MasinacCcC (1 year ago)
And once again you haven't answered that single question you asked yourself in video title. Pls try to stick to the topic and give answers.
Daniel G. (2 years ago)
I don't mind having a 10x10 CM CPU , or that's not how it works?
Daniel G. (1 year ago)
+John Franklin suck my wiener
young Beter (1 year ago)
Educate yourself
Ian Chui (2 years ago)
had a real vsauce vibe at the ending
Shiva Rampersaud (1 year ago)
It did😂😂😂
Harper Shaw (2 years ago)
not gonna lie "the human brain had a good run" sounded so badass
Shiva Rampersaud (1 year ago)
Salty Boi (2 years ago)
So... If we can't keep getting smaller due to limitations, why not go bigger so we can put more cores and transistors on a CPU? Obviously we would have to create new form factors, but the pros would FAR outweigh the cons.
The Joker (2 years ago)
+ishmari14 You're welcome. But you have a good concept. Sadly some of the cons would not allow these CPUs to be useable.
Salty Boi (2 years ago)
+The Joker Thanks for the reply.
The Joker (2 years ago)
If CPUs get bigger and have more cores and transistors then they will be way expensive that no one can afford one and then they will need a large amount of power that most people can't afford.
Faster Hacker (2 years ago)
what is the background songs name
Hoàng Trần Minh (2 years ago)
let's hope no self aware AI took that last sentence as an inspiration
Renounce (2 years ago)
This is too long and boring
Cole Park (2 years ago)
I dont think that you will ever see quantum computers shrunken down to the size that normal computers are today. I could easily be wrong, but youd need some unimaginable breakthroughs in order to reach that point.
fatso1423 (1 year ago)
people thought the same with household computers...
Ben Kelly (2 years ago)
+Cole Park Well.. Looking at the ENIAC from 1948, it weighed 40 tons, and took up 1800 square feet. It could perform 5,000 additions. Today, most computers run at 3 ghz. which means 3,000,000,000Hz, or 3 billion operations per second. But that's just 1 core. CPUs today can range from 2 cores to 8 cores in personal computers. In some Super computers there are 72 cores. At this rate, it's hard to believe what we could be seeing in computers within 20 years from now, hell, even 10 years from now.
talha naveed (2 years ago)
"The human brain had a good run" ~Austin Evans (2014)
warren tyson (2 years ago)
i have the same cpu amd a10 7800 with r7 240 with a nother one in my pcie slot and i have it in dual mode to get more performance
Ghost 3655 (2 years ago)
IDDI (2 years ago)
the end gave me goose bumps holy shit
SIME (2 years ago)
You think Quantum computers will be more powerful than the human brain ? I dont think that way ... Currently we can build a computer that could do things in 5hours that we can do in 10sec max .. Like seeing someone that changed much and remembering and then knowing who it is ... So they have a really long way to go
Shiva Rampersaud (1 year ago)
Dude, I haven't seen someone play Tomb Raider in their heads....
The Joker (2 years ago)
We built computers that can do things in less time then we can already like multiple scientific equations done in a matter of minutes of seconds while the human brain can take hours or days to solve a single one.
DragonsREpic (2 years ago)
The dragon demands MOAR KNOWLEDGE!
Nathan Cassar (2 years ago)
"work station"
Champ (2 years ago)
"The Human brain had a good run" I got chills from that badass finish...
Trevor Fuckyou (1 month ago)
The human brain built the computer. The run isnt over
Andres Solar (1 month ago)
...but it seams that it hadn't a "good run" at all... LOL
Shiva Rampersaud (1 year ago)
Ikr, like.... Damn....
VitalStatistiX (2 years ago)
Same lol damn
Thomas Dineen (2 years ago)
"Here, I have one of the most powerful CPUs available right now--" *video buffers* That made me chuckle. :)
marlb0r015 (2 years ago)
We absolutly need quantum computers. Were the fuck is Bill Gates when you need him?!
Mine runs at 2.62 gh, but it's a laptop, not a desktop
Yellowdoesgaming (2 years ago)
+TheGamingFreak101 /TGF101 yep of course aiden
Talha Bhatti (2 years ago)
Could you use a quantum commuter to game?
Talha Bhatti (2 years ago)
+Electron Beam Gaming Okay thanks :)
HELLO (2 years ago)
Try a google search. There are many articles on the topic(try something from a knowledgable source, not IGN or some shit)
Talha Bhatti (2 years ago)
+Electron Beam Gaming How you know dat
HELLO (2 years ago)
It wouldn't be better, in fact possibly worse than a traditional processor.
No_Such _Luck (2 years ago)
I LOVE you'r shirt
No_Such _Luck (2 years ago)
Tristam : D
John Derpington (2 years ago)
Mike Mettal (2 years ago)
A computer doesn't and will not think the way a human does. We don't follow logical algorithms, we have intuition and creativity such things cannot be programmed, you can create a learning algorithm in which a computer based on prior knowledge can solve problems in system of "trial and error" but it will do so without any emotional attachment. The only way you can obtain "human-like" thinking computer is if you give it a biological body!
Lovewith Koenigsegg (2 years ago)
Nice monstercat tshirt by the way
ForeverRaid (2 years ago)
the fck austin your face is very annoying
ForeverRaid (2 years ago)
also i only play minecraft because of pvp servers and stuffs and btw austin face is rly annoying XD
radOO (2 years ago)
+TatsumiYT You're still playing minecraft obsessively, and yet you judge people.You're a twat.
ForeverRaid (2 years ago)
+TatsumiYT im 16
ForeverRaid (2 years ago)
+Max Kitten Im not 12 lol
radOO (2 years ago)
+TatsumiYT Just like all these 12 year olds with minecraft related profile pictures.
Vivi Hominem (2 years ago)
"The human brain had a good run" GOLD
TheSavage99 (2 years ago)
I just realized he's wearing a monstercat shirt after watching this 5 times before
Total46 (2 years ago)
ahhhh... I liked that ending.
RedSnow (2 years ago)
Human brain had a good run eh..? What exactly is creating these new processors. Not other processors, but human brains. The brain is limitless, but due to the nervous system only moving so quick, we are limited.
OhHowDareYou. (2 years ago)
Bass Lover (2 years ago)
Smartphone cant be fastest computer at the world at all.. Beacuse PC is bigger. And more space mean more CPUS and MORE data and MORE SPEED!
Swayam shree (2 years ago)
Quantum computers do not do all calculations faster than present day computers. They are just able to compute certain algorithms faster.
loominus (2 years ago)
+Swayam shree To be able to computer algorithms faster you need to do calculations fast aswell,I'd suggest doing your research mate.
VexWard (2 years ago)
What was the song at the end it's epic
ToXiC Hunted (2 years ago)
+Gaming Comic Its sounds like Vsauce crap. I LOVE IT
javy0820 (2 years ago)
oh ffs please don't talk about things you know little about. you're driving me crazy
ToXiC Hunted (2 years ago)
+javy0820 The more I learn, the more I realize I don’t know. - Albert Einstein
Dario Santiago (2 years ago)
Dario Santiago (1 year ago)
+Yellowdoesgaming THAT SHIT IS OLD XD staph
Yellowdoesgaming (2 years ago)
+Unoriginal Name Darude-Sandstorm
King Kunta (2 years ago)
Mr Dickface (2 years ago)
Horrible voice... He repeats the same f@#€%& melody over and over... Can't you hear that???
fatso1423 (1 year ago)
melody? this aint a song
Nik Golič (2 years ago)
Can someone find that thumbnail picture in 1080p please resolution doesnt matter just a link please thank you :)
Hezard (2 years ago)
1:52 Hey look my video card!
Cullen Lonergan (2 years ago)
What is the first background song?
IsleofMAN (2 years ago)
I want a quantum computer to tell me why I'm here, and also to tell me how I can become immortal 😠

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