The Mother of All CPU Charts Part 1

1996 To 1998: Socket 5 - AMD And Intel CPUs

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K5-75 to K5-166March 1996 to January 1997
K6-166 to K6/III-500April 1997 to April 1998

Novelties in the CPU platform: As the successor to Socket 4, Socket 5 arrived on the market, and with it the Pentium 75. As an option, a pipelined burst cache could be connected to the motherboards, which boosted performance considerably. For lots of money, you could get modules with 256 kB or 512 kB. Asus was among the first to provide boards with the COAST socket (COAST = cache on a stick) - and at that time, the price difference between competitors was not that great.

Hardly seen today: A 256 kB cache module on a Socket 5 board based on an Intel 430FX chipset

The Intel Pentium 75 worked with a bus speed of 50 MHz and a multiplier of 1.5

With 55 x 55 millimeters outside length, Intel Pentium 60/66 is the largest desktop CPU - until now

1994 To 1997: Socket 7 - Intel CPUs

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Intel Pentium 75 to 200March 1994 to June 1996
Intel Pentium 150 to 233 MMXOctober 1996 to June 1997
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