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Intel Celebrates 40th Anniversary of the Microprocessor

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November 15, 2011 5:05:02 PM

Benchmark the 4004 against bulldozer.
November 15, 2011 5:10:38 PM

gmcizzleBenchmark the 4004 against bulldozer.


10,000 nm process vs. 32 nm the win is obviously going to go to the 4004
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November 15, 2011 5:15:43 PM

pwnorbpwnd10,000 nm process vs. 32 nm the win is obviously going to go to the 4004

I thought so, but I just want to be sure AMD has the edge over Intel.
November 15, 2011 5:19:00 PM

Let's get back in time: Which is the oldest intel CPU that you currently have laying around? Mine is a not so old Intel 80486DX2
November 15, 2011 5:21:09 PM

BlackHawk91Let's get back in time: Which is the oldest intel CPU that you currently have laying around? Mine is a not so old Intel 80486DX2


486 or 386, I keep forgetting :D  Fully functional, just need to solder one of the chips on the VGA card back on. Then Celeron 500 MHz, then Celeron M 900 MHz, then Celeron M 1.8 GHz and then i7-2600 which FINALLY broke the Celeron curse for me :) 
November 15, 2011 5:24:45 PM

I still have my 386 lying around here somewhere.
November 15, 2011 5:27:56 PM

my first intel processor
CP1610 16-bit CPU running at 894.886 KHz
which also came with my first activision games.
November 15, 2011 5:29:20 PM

BlackHawk91Let's get back in time: Which is the oldest intel CPU that you currently have laying around? Mine is a not so old Intel 80486DX2

Earliest was a Pentium II, not with us any more though. P4's still in service, so is a Pentium M, both roughly the same age i think...
November 15, 2011 5:30:13 PM

BlackHawk91Let's get back in time: Which is the oldest intel CPU that you currently have laying around? Mine is a not so old Intel 80486DX2


286 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compaq_Portable
Also a 386DX-40 motherboard and nothing else.

Doubt either of them would work without a lot of work.

EDIT - after a bit more research my Compaq has an 8088 processor in it. Ahh, fond memories of that machine. I learned how to program PASCAL on it. Which was a lot more fun then assembly on a Commodore 64.
November 15, 2011 5:31:35 PM

My first PC was an AMD 286 at 12MHZ. It was fast at that time. Jeez doesnt seem like it was so long ago.
November 15, 2011 5:31:56 PM

f-14because toms url link does not work still

Not true.
November 15, 2011 5:33:28 PM

I have a 386DX-100 (100 mhz) in my attic.
November 15, 2011 5:36:39 PM

^ it used to barely run Windows 95.
November 15, 2011 5:37:36 PM

BlackHawk91Let's get back in time: Which is the oldest intel CPU that you currently have laying around? Mine is a not so old Intel 80486DX2


I have a 286 and Cyrix 386 somewhere.
November 15, 2011 5:42:33 PM

resetrsxI have a 386DX-100 (100 mhz) in my attic.


Sure it wasn't a 486DX-100 (33Mhz * 3)? Not sure Intel made a 386 that went high.
November 15, 2011 5:51:32 PM

I have an 8008.
November 15, 2011 5:53:50 PM

Ahhhh, but will the 4004 play Crysis?
November 15, 2011 5:58:50 PM

JasonAkkermanSure it wasn't a 486DX-100 (33Mhz * 3)? Not sure Intel made a 386 that went high.


Yeah, it was one of their later 386 models.
November 15, 2011 6:01:46 PM

I got a 286 and a 386 :)  in two cute coffins
November 15, 2011 6:03:01 PM

I wonder if I could Daisy them (the 286 & the 386) to the 2600K and get a boost.....:) 
November 15, 2011 6:05:29 PM

Have several dozen old processors still laying around.

From a 8080 to a dual core.

Manage to get an old 286 processor and mother board to work again.





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November 15, 2011 6:06:40 PM

How about an RCA 1802?
November 15, 2011 6:07:48 PM

f-14my first intel processorCP1610 16-bit CPU running at 894.886 KHzwhich also came with my first activision games.

f-14, I thought you'd be the first to point out that now we know the 1st microprocessor was actually Garrett AiResearch's MP994 chip in the F14 CADC. :D 
November 15, 2011 6:12:21 PM

Wish I had a 4004 in my collection... :-/
November 15, 2011 6:25:25 PM

I'm a Amd fan but i must admit Intel has came a long way. Good Job Intel and remember Graphics matter to.

Know but seriously good job and Without you guys we would be behind by a long time in the tech industry people need to remember that Amd used to copy Intel chips and reverse engineer them They stopped doing this around the K6 release When they took over(Teamed up) with Nextgen. Ha In a way if it was't for Intel we would probably not even have Amd.
November 15, 2011 6:31:11 PM

Unmarked early production 386 16 mhz. Recently added a k6-3+ 400mhz 1.6v to my collection.
November 15, 2011 6:54:54 PM

My oldest working would be the WANG Z80 Mini-Computer (about 250 lbs.) sitting in the corner, still works too, and its from 78 !!!! or the 8088 I just got going again for playing CGA pirates!
November 15, 2011 7:01:44 PM

I got two Pentium 4, socket 478, one @ 1.8 GHz and another @ 2.4 GHz. My current processor is a AMD Athlon 64 FX-60.
November 15, 2011 7:18:23 PM

BlackHawk91Let's get back in time: Which is the oldest intel CPU that you currently have laying around? Mine is a not so old Intel 80486DX2


I have a small museum here. I just can't throw them away. I have a 8086, a 386, a bunch of 486's, dx2 and the dx4 even (100MHz!!) Then the "intel overdrive" with the coolribs on top (not sure how many mhz) an ibm 586 (never worked properly), the dreaded amdK6-II (rubbish) , p1's, p2's, p3's and many more, all displayed in a nice case with glass over it, and i will keep going :)  eventually my 2600k will end up in there too :) 
November 15, 2011 7:21:06 PM

Just a fun fact from intel
Quote:

 Had today’s 2nd gen Intel Core processor (actual size: 216mm2 / equals 0.33 sq. inch) been
manufactured in the historic 10µm process technology it would be as large as 21m2
(equals 227 sq. ft.). Or roughly 7m x 3m (equals 23ft x 10ft). Can you imagine a monster like that
inside your laptop?


Holy "beep"! Screw being inside a laptop, try fitting that into desktop or sever case of today!
November 15, 2011 7:26:15 PM

Pentium Pro!

75mhz


Eat your hearts out.
November 15, 2011 8:22:08 PM

jdwiiI'm a Amd fan but i must admit Intel has came a long way. Good Job Intel and remember Graphics matter to. Know but seriously good job and Without you guys we would be behind by a long time in the tech industry people need to remember that Amd used to copy Intel chips and reverse engineer them They stopped doing this around the K6 release When they took over(Teamed up) with Nextgen. Ha In a way if it was't for Intel we would probably not even have Amd.


No AMD and Intel both share the same x86 development and architecture from working with IBM in the early 80's developing the 286/386 platform for IBM. Or as referred to as the IBM AT.

November 15, 2011 8:36:12 PM

I still have the 486DX2-66 from my first computer. DOn't have the mobo or any other part left from the comp though. After that I had a 486DX2-133 which was about as fast as a pentium 90 in some apps. After that I went to a AMD K6-2 300, then a P4 1.7ghz socket 478, then a P4 3.2ghz with HT on 775 and just this last december I upgraded that to a i7-950.

I had so much fun running Mechwarrior 2 and The 7th Guest (never had them installed at the same time due to the 256mb HDD the comp had) on that 486 that I still play them on my i7 with DosBox :) 
November 15, 2011 8:36:15 PM

Got a Pentium OverDrive 166MHz w/MMX :) 
November 15, 2011 8:39:24 PM

NetherscourgePentium Pro!75mhzEat your hearts out.

Looks like the Pentium Pro physical size is larger than Intel current SB-E?
November 15, 2011 9:04:53 PM

Not sure what my oldest Intel CPU was.....it was in an old Packard Bell LX-800 sold by Circuit City back in the mid-late 80's. I've also had an Intel 386SX. The oldest Intel processor that I still own is a Core 2 Quad Q9550.
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November 15, 2011 9:46:56 PM

BlackHawk91Let's get back in time: Which is the oldest intel CPU that you currently have laying around? Mine is a not so old Intel 80486DX2


8088
November 15, 2011 10:32:11 PM

BlackHawk91Let's get back in time: Which is the oldest intel CPU that you currently have laying around? Mine is a not so old Intel 80486DX2


An old 75mhz Pentium s running windows 2000.
November 15, 2011 10:37:21 PM

I had a Pentium 100 CPU glued on my casing but I replaced it with a Pentium 4 511 after it fell off and got lost.
November 15, 2011 11:32:49 PM

I am dissapointed...the latest i7 only 5000 faster than a 4004? I was expecting millions...progresss is indeed slow!!!
November 15, 2011 11:36:47 PM

BlackHawk91 said:
Let's get back in time: Which is the oldest intel CPU that you currently have laying around? Mine is a not so old Intel 80486DX2
I have a 286 (in a ZIF socket mobo), and an 8088 in my Compaq Portable Plus.
November 16, 2011 12:26:11 AM

My first was 80386SX with 2MB RAM and 40MB HDD
November 16, 2011 12:42:59 AM

Got a Texas Instruments 486, but my real treasures are the 8xPentium 66MHz I have. Then it skips until Pentium 4 in 2.4 and 2.8GHz flavors.
November 16, 2011 1:49:29 AM

not my oldest but my favorite looking is the gold top pentium pro
November 16, 2011 3:44:21 AM

resetrsxI have a 386DX-100 (100 mhz) in my attic.


You must have made it yourself, since no one else did. AMD stopped at 40 MHz, Intel at 33 MHz.
November 16, 2011 3:47:58 AM

NetherscourgePentium Pro!75mhzEat your hearts out.


No such creature. They started at 150 Mhz, ended at 200 MHz. 486s and Pentiums were available at 75 MHz, although this was not at all popular for the 486. It was really a way to upgrade your 25 MHz based 486, I don't remember any machine being sold at 75 MHz 486.
November 16, 2011 3:52:35 AM

spookymanNo AMD and Intel both share the same x86 development and architecture from working with IBM in the early 80's developing the 286/386 platform for IBM. Or as referred to as the IBM AT.


In a word, horsecrap.

Intel was entirely the company developing x86 processors. IBM did insist that Intel have a second source (AMD) before they would commit to using it for the IBM PC.

The PC/AT was NOT a 386. There were three models (officially, although the XT 286 was more of an AT than an XT), the 139, 239, and 339. The first two were 6 MHz with one wait state. Even back then, there were overclockers, although it took a lot more skill than now. People were overclocking the 139s, so IBM put a timing loop in the 239 that prevented running it faster than 6 MHz. They also reduced the size of the motherboard (called Baby AT). The 339 jacked up the clock speed to 8 MHz. There was no 386.

After the PC/AT, IBM introduced the PS/2 line in 1987, with the PS/2 Model 80 as their first 386 machine.
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