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Poll Results: What do you think is the most significant CPU ever produced?

 
  • 3% (4)
    Intel pre Pentium (i386, i486, ...)
  • 5% (6)
    Intel original Pentium
  • 1% (2)
    Intel P6 (Pentium Pro, P3, Celeron A, Pentium M,...)
  • 0% (0)
    AMD K5, K6
  • 9% (10)
    AMD original Athlon, Athlon XP
  • 1% (2)
    Intel Netburst (P4, Pentium D, ...)
  • 18% (19)
    AMD Athlon 64, X2
  • 35% (37)
    Intel Core (Core, Core 2, ...)
  • 3% (4)
    AMD Phenom, Phenom 2
  • 18% (19)
    Intel Core i7 (post Nehalem)
  • 0% (1)
    AMD FX (Bulldozer)
  • 0% (0)
    Via Nano
  • 0% (0)
    Others Pre Pentium (Motorola, Zilog, ...)
  • 0% (0)
    Others Intel, AMD (Atom, Itanium, ...)
  • 0% (1)
    Others (Cyrix, IBM PowerPC, Qualcomm, Nvidia Tegra, ...)
105 Total Votes  
post #21 of 40
Thread Starter 
Mistake on my part. I mean all i7s. Nehalem and after, to distingush it from Core 2. Same with Athlon 64. I mean A64 and 64X2. I try not to miss anything from the list and your input is very valuable.
post #22 of 40
I'm surprised more of you didn't pick the 386/486, or the first pentiums. These processors synergized perfectly (at the time) with what microsoft was trying to do with their os, and are responsible for computers becoming so ubiquitous in the consumer market.
 
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post #23 of 40
i don't get why so many people are choosing the core/core 2 series.

what was so significant about them? they were a great improvement in terms of performance, but they didn't do anything new or change the market in any huge way...
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post #24 of 40
I voted Athlon64 x2 ..because It forced Intel and developers to make the move to 64-bit architecture.It also spurred Intel to start making true dual-cores.
Ahh..the golden days..when AMD was actually winning :lachen.gif:

2nd runner up would be 286..but i didn't see that one :thinking.gif:
 
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post #25 of 40
Athlon 64 really made an inflection point in modern CPU architecture.

As already said, C2D only brought performance. What is innovative in performance? Athlon64s brought the first true dual core processors and the first true 64 bit processors in the market.
   
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post #26 of 40
My Q9450 is still acceptable for gaming at the four year mark. With the PS3/360 probably sticking around till late 2013 or 2014, I have no real reason to replace it and that is fine with me as an upgrade now means I'm less prepared on the PC when the next gen console ports come.

On the mobile end I have an i7 720QM [Nehalem]. I don't know why it is excluded in the poll as it is where TurboBoost began and it is the first and only mobile CPU I've had that was truly adequate for gaming.
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post #27 of 40
This is a tough one to think about because i've had quite a few CPUs. I would say the Athlon 64 would be segnificant, I ended up getting a Athlon 64 X2 3800+ that I used for years until building my sig rig, i7 2600k which I find amazing.
post #28 of 40
No AMD Llano?
    
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post #29 of 40
P4 just because so many computers used it and I still see it to this day on computers.
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post #30 of 40
Snapdragon. It's Snappy.
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