A Brief History of Computing

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Intel Pentium

Intel Pentium 75
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Intel Pentium 75 Processor

The first Pentium Processors (the 60 and 66 MHz versions) were released by Intel on March 22, 1993. These chips contained the equivalent of 3.1 million transistors and achieved up to 100MIPS. Pictured here is the slightly newer and slightly faster 75MHz version.

The Pentium Processor was Intel's successor to the i486 chips, and used features such as pipelining and larger L1 caches to significantly increase the performance of the chips when compared to the i486.

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