CPU history in pictures

krumme

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fixbsod

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decent writeup but still felt a little lacking for a geek

intel 8086 --> pentium 1? then straight to core2duo ? methinks there were a few more steps in there.
 

sm625

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It is sad that there are a great many 4,6 and 8 core machines that feel slower than the lowest cost 22nm celeron at many tasks.
 

Ajay

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We still have and use 2 Alpha systems at work...

Cool, we had a desktop Alpha 21264 running Win NT 4.0 in our lab and it was the fast box we had! FX!32 did an incredible job on non-native apps. Oh well, sucks that Intel/HP convinced CPQ to end development of the EV8 (or whatever the real story was) :(
 

SKORPI0

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CPU collection of a Russian Geek

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lakedude

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Cool, we had a desktop Alpha 21264 running Win NT 4.0 in our lab and it was the fast box we had! FX!32 did an incredible job on non-native apps. Oh well, sucks that Intel/HP convinced CPQ to end development of the EV8 (or whatever the real story was) :(

One of our Alphas:



This thing is still used everyday with an old black and white CRT to interface with our old communications equipment. Been working great for years. We joke about how old it is but the darn thing is still doing the job so there is no real pressure to upgrade, other than parts availability...

Evidently this thing runs a 233MHz 500nm 21064A CPU.
 
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