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15 Years of Intel CPUs in One Picture

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Can you tell which is which?

Stumbled across this picture that was taken down in a deep dungeon, where someone's computers are still running a P6--remember those? This photo is pretty amazing because it represents 15 years in Intel's CPU product line. It's pretty amazing where we once were, where we are today, and where we're going to be.

Points for those who can accurately name as many CPUs in this photo as possible.

Extra points for those who can accurately total up the number of transistors in this photo!

Thanks for the photo, Francois!

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    nforce4max , May 4, 2010 10:42 PM
    486- socket 2/3 Overdrive
    486- socket 2/3 486 DX4 100 mhz
    486- socket 1/2/3 unknown (black painted aluminum heatsink)
    Socket 5/7 3x Pentium 1
    Slot 1 233-333 pentium 2 (coventon core)
    Slot 1 600 mhz+ Pentium 3
    Socket 8 150-200mhz pentium pro 256/512k cache
    603 4x xeon
    PAC418 / PAC611 Itanium
    775 4x can't tell which but one might be a ES
    478 most likely a p4 but could be a celeron
    small 386 (small back chip in between two 775 and above the pentium pro) 16mhz+
    423 pentium 4 1.3ghz+

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    edwilson , May 4, 2010 10:53 PM
    you know you are getting old when you remember buying and installing these new and still have most of them in a box somewhere. (sigh)
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    nforce4max , May 4, 2010 10:56 PM
    Pentium 2 tranistor count 5.5 million
    Pentium pro 5.5 million
    Pentium 1 3.1 million (non mmx)
    Pentium overdrive 3.1 million
    I386 275k
    486 1.18 million
    Pentium 3 9.5 million

    You guys and gals can find the rest.
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    jhansonxi , May 4, 2010 10:39 PM
    I remember cracking open one of those early Slot 1 Celeron 300HMz to add heat sinking to the cache RAM chips and get it to 450MHz.
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    Anonymous , May 4, 2010 10:41 PM
    Those old ones remind me of RAM Sticks.
    How things have changed.
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    FrancoisPiednoel , May 4, 2010 10:42 PM
    Well, some of them are even older than that, some are from the 80's :)  but I had to compare them to the 90's CPUs ...

    Francois
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    nforce4max , May 4, 2010 10:42 PM
    486- socket 2/3 Overdrive
    486- socket 2/3 486 DX4 100 mhz
    486- socket 1/2/3 unknown (black painted aluminum heatsink)
    Socket 5/7 3x Pentium 1
    Slot 1 233-333 pentium 2 (coventon core)
    Slot 1 600 mhz+ Pentium 3
    Socket 8 150-200mhz pentium pro 256/512k cache
    603 4x xeon
    PAC418 / PAC611 Itanium
    775 4x can't tell which but one might be a ES
    478 most likely a p4 but could be a celeron
    small 386 (small back chip in between two 775 and above the pentium pro) 16mhz+
    423 pentium 4 1.3ghz+

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    Anonymous , May 4, 2010 10:42 PM
    Those old ones remind me of RAM Sticks.
    How things have changed.
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    edwilson , May 4, 2010 10:53 PM
    you know you are getting old when you remember buying and installing these new and still have most of them in a box somewhere. (sigh)
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    dogofwars , May 4, 2010 10:54 PM
    back_by_demandOMG, I had one of those crappy old P3-on-a-card chipsTotally shitTurned me to AMD for years until the Core i7 came out


    Almost same here but for me it was the Core2Duo that I am still using but will replace with an i7 930 or something like that
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    dragonsqrrl , May 4, 2010 10:55 PM
    nforce4max486- socket 2/3 Overdrive486- socket 2/3 486 DX4 100 mhz486- socket 1/2/3 unknown (black painted aluminum heatsink)Socket 5/7 3x Pentium 1 Slot 1 233-333 pentium 2 (coventon core)Slot 1 600 mhz+ Pentium 3 Socket 8 150-200mhz pentium pro 256/512k cache603 4x xeon PAC418 / PAC611 Itanium 775 4x can't tell which but one might be a ES478 most likely a p4 but could be a celeron small 386 (small back chip in between two 775 and above the pentium pro) 16mhz+423 pentium 4 1.3ghz+

    Impressive... can Tuan or anyone else at Tom's confirm accuracy?
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    nforce4max , May 4, 2010 10:56 PM
    Pentium 2 tranistor count 5.5 million
    Pentium pro 5.5 million
    Pentium 1 3.1 million (non mmx)
    Pentium overdrive 3.1 million
    I386 275k
    486 1.18 million
    Pentium 3 9.5 million

    You guys and gals can find the rest.
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    Gin Fushicho , May 4, 2010 11:01 PM
    Dear lord the sadness of those old Cartridge types.
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    Pyroflea , May 4, 2010 11:17 PM
    dreamphantom_1977YOU DID IT!!! How does it feel?


    I bet it feels freaking amazing :) 
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    nforce4max , May 4, 2010 11:19 PM
    http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/985/pict0058u.jpg

    http://img98.imageshack.us/i/pict0059q.jpg/

    Memory lane for some ;) 

    As for the the part ware I named the cpus that was easy right from memory.
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    Glorian , May 4, 2010 11:29 PM
    Looks like all the chips since the first Pentiums, my first comp had a p54c 75mhz, used nothing but intel since. :p 
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    nforce4max , May 4, 2010 11:32 PM
    GlorianLooks like all the chips since the first Pentiums, my first comp had a p54c 75mhz, used nothing but intel since.



    SX969 ES
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    micr0be , May 4, 2010 11:52 PM
    lol i remember turbo !! when my pc displayed 266Mhz lmao
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    elel , May 5, 2010 12:11 AM
    nforce4maxhttp://img46.imageshack.us/img46/985/pict0058u.jpghttp://img98.imageshack.us/i/pict0059q.jpg/Memory lane for some As for the the part ware I named the cpus that was easy right from memory.

    You need to make a special award now for nforce :) 
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    backin5 , May 5, 2010 12:42 AM
    I still have a working PC with Pentium MMX 166MHz :) 
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    sinsear , May 5, 2010 12:48 AM
    Transistors: Over 9 billion!
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    warhorse109 , May 5, 2010 1:16 AM
    sinsearTransistors: Over 9 billion!

    And thats definitely over 9000!!!!
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