Happy birthday: Intel's Pentium processor turns 20 years old today

By Shawn Knight
Mar 22, 2013
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  1. I still remembered it back then when I was an Electronics Engineering student and we were studying the 8080 assembly language instruction set along with the Zilog Z80 processor. Several years later the Athlon XP left it in the dust (the best single-core processor ever), but come the dawn of the multi-core processors it was all Intel.
  2. Andre Fontaine

    Andre Fontaine Newcomer, in training

    My first PC was a Pentium 133Mhz, 32MB Ram, and a 3GB Maxtor HDD. I deleted windows 95 and installed os/2 warp on it :)
  3. Phr3d

    Phr3d Newcomer, in training Posts: 18

    Pentium-smentium, it was Intel's answer to the easy oc-ability of the 486 and brought little to the party at its introduction. Our little corporation saved a million buying 486-25's and moving the jumper to make them into 33's with real-world performance results (on par with the short-lived, outrageously expensive 486-50). Good ol' days indeed. The first Pentium worthy of examination was the 100MHz.


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