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0.2.8 Research

Research & Development (or R&D for short) has been added in 0.2.7. It's accessible at all times.

Research Edit

There are currently 67 technologies available (57 CPU and 10 Tech). The requirements for unlocking a research are year, CPU level and in some cases there is a prerequisite technology.

Research is grouped into 2 tabs: CPU and Technology.

Note that 1 level is 100 experience.

CPU Research
Technology Cost Res. Points Req. Exp Req. Year
CPU Development $12,000 100 - -
14 pin DIP Unlocks by default after researching CPU Development
200kHz max clock speed
400kHz max clock speed $2,500 60 0 -
18 pin DIP $7,200 76 0 -
750kHz max clock speed $10,000 90 40 -
24 pin DIP $13,000 90 40 -
900kHz max clock speed $18,000 120 75 1971
32 pin DIP $16,500 110 90 1971
1.5MHz max clock speed $25,000 150 120 1972
48 pin DIP $22,000 140 150 1972
24 pin PLCC* $35,000 200 230 1973
2.5MHz max clock speed $32,000 195 188 1974
32 pin PLCC $35,000 140 250 1974
48 pin PLCC $35,000 155 265 1975
56 pin DIP $32,000 155 200 1975
4MHz max clock speed $50,000 245 265 1976
56 pin PLCC $37,000 175 300 1976
64 pin DIP $35,000 175 246 1975
6.5MHz max clock speed $69,000 310 346 1977
64 pin PLCC $40,000 205 360 1977
72 pin DIP $39,000 200 320 1977
9MHz max clock speed $84,000 385 400 1977
72 pin PLCC $50,000 230 400 1977
84 pin PLCC $61,000 245 430 1978
12MHz max clock speed $100,000 445 520 1979
48 pin PGA* $130,000 280 500 1979
60 pin PGA $130,000 240 516 1979
96 pin PLCC $72,000 265 480 1979
15MHz max clock speed $130,000 480 610 1981
78 pin PGA $136,000 250 550 1980
96 pin PGA $140,000 265 560 1981
116 pin PLCC $83,000 280 545 1980
20MHz max clock speed $160,000 530 700 1983
136 pin PLCC $90,000 300 600 1982
112 pin PGA $155,000 280 622 1982
136 pin PGA $160,000 305 660 1982
25MHz max clock speed $190,000 560 780 1984
156 pin PLCC $105,000 320 645 1983
152 pin PGA $180,000 330 680 1984
182 pin PLCC $120,000 340 680 1985
176 pin PGA $200,000 355 720 1986
30MHz max clock speed $220,000 580 850 1986
208 pin PLCC $140,000 365 720 1986
200 pin PGA $225,000 375 750 1987
240 pin PLCC $155,000 390 770 1987
224 pin PGA $250,000 400 780 1987
35MHz max clock speed $250,000 600 890 1987
248 pin PGA $267,000 425 830 1988
40MHz max clock speed $272,000 620 925 1989
272 pin PGA $279,000 450 880 1990
50MHz max clock speed $290,000 655 990 1991
300 pin PGA $290,000 480 935 1992
60MHz max clock speed $308,000 690 1050 1993
Experimental dual-core* $320,000 700 1100 1998
Basic dual-core $330,000 800 1300 2000
Dual-core $900,000 900 1500 2002

*24 pin PLCC requires 48 pin DIP to be researched.

*48 pin PGA requires 84 pin PLCC to be researched.

*Experimental dual-core requires 180 nm process to be researched.

Technology Research
Technology Cost Res. Points Req. Exp Req. Year
10 µm process $1,500 100 - -
6 µm process $4,000 200 100 1972
3 µm process $9,000 280 275 1974
1.5 µm process $15,000 350 450 1979
1 µm process $25,000 395 560 1982
800 nm process $35,000 450 690 1985
600 nm process $50,000 500 860 1990
350 nm process $60,000 550 900 1991
250 nm process $74,000 610 1000 1993
180 nm process $90,000 610 1100 1995

Budget Edit

0.2.8 Research Options

R&D Budget is accessible by clicking the gear in top-right corner.

The amount of money you've allocated for your budget will be deducted daily, but only if you're currently researching.

At the beginning the maximum amount is $500 which yields 2.52 RP/day. The default value is $162 which amounts to 1 RP/day. Maximum budget increases by $300 every 10 years.

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