Intel and their family of CPUs

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by ming, Nov 17, 2004.

  1. ming

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    http://news.com.com/AMD+hatches+new+naming+plan+for+chip+generations/2100-1006_3-5453187.html?tag=nefd.top


    The above link is just for reference to AMD's family of CPUs, but it does give you an idea of what's been happening.

    Anyway, does anyone remember running a P5 or P6?? Most of you are probably thinking that I'm nuts and that the P5/P6 never existed. You'd be wrong to think that. :)
    When I first got my Pentium PC, it was labelled P5 on the box although the CPU itself was only a Pentium. Strange, I thought. But having read the above link, I think Intel has lost the plot. :p

     
  2. ming

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    Intel's probably moved to Pentium M coz they realised that they can't be using P5 again. haha
     
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  3. Zarband

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    Good post ming. I've been doing some research on the AMD chips. This helped a lot actually, thanks :cool:
     
  4. ThePatriot

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    I, unfortunately, am old enough to remember and have owned a P5...and earlier :( :rolleyes:
     
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    I started out on an NEC V20 Turbo. Ran at an earth shatteriing 8Mhz!!!
     
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    check my sig, and yes im actually on that now! i swear!!!!!
     
  7. LordOfLA

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    uh... you serious???

    this is 2004 for the next 5/6 weeks you should get a new PC and retire the snail hehe :D
     
  8. ming

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    um, read the first post/link.. you'll find that your P1 is probably a P5. haha
     
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    which means the Pentium 4 should be P7 class cpus
     
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    not sure, I think P4's were stuck under P6 as well. as from the pentium pro onwards to was virtually unchanged. To my knowledge all that was added were more instructions and smaller components.

    However I would be very interested to learn more :D so if anyone has correct and/or more info please post :D
     
  11. whyyyyy
    get a new computer, they might pay you to buy this classic from you :p