15 Years of Intel CPUs in One Picture

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
    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+
  • edwilson
    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)
  • nforce4max
    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.
  • Other Comments
  • jhansonxi
    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.
  • Anonymous
    Those old ones remind me of RAM Sticks.
    How things have changed.
  • FrancoisPiednoel
    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 ...