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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, ...)
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post #31 of 40
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Intel, AMD Others
post #32 of 40
I think the 2500k/2600k changed CPU's for ever because of the way that they overclock....no more mofset cooling needed :/
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post #33 of 40
486... the beginning of the FPS you all know and love.

Didn't see Pentium 2 up there but it was a great jump for "3D" gaming
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post #34 of 40
No one coming out for the 4004, the first microprocessor evar? ;_;
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post #35 of 40
You should add the SB-Mobile i7's thumb.gif My i7-2630QM is 45w and is on tie with my i7 870 (95w)
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post #36 of 40
Core2 series for me. It was around that time when the Q6600 came out that we could properly start looking at the use of components in gaming properly. That was also when you were able to use DX10 and DDR3 for the first time. Those CPU's could've been a huge flop with all the new features out at the time and GPU's suddenly ramping up in speed (8800 etc). Intel really did see forward and make a CPU to last. Those Core2's will still run perfectly fine and acceptably quick for most of us today. Try say that about the series before them.
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post #37 of 40
I'd have to go with the first Core 2 Duos to come to market in 2007 (X6800, E6700,. E6600, E6300)

When they came out, the performance was unreal. Overnight, Intel went from the power hungry and underperforming Pentium 4 to the Core 2 Duo, which outperformed AMD's FX-62 while drawing less power and having significantly higher overclocking headroom. AMD hasn't bee able to catch up since.

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post #38 of 40
So many technical developments in cpu architecture (many I am sure I have never heard of). The change that brought many into the world of overclocking (get people in the door, then their natural nature makes them want to learn more) was when unlocked multipliers became commom.With an unlocked multiplier evereyone was a overclocker. Second would be the time period of 386 to 486. First 64-bit processor for the public has to be a major milestone
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post #39 of 40
286 to 386 to 486 to MMX(P2/cyrix ect) were all HUGE
post #40 of 40
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Originally Posted by 996gt2 View Post

I'd have to go with the first Core 2 Duos to come to market in 2007 (X6800, E6700,. E6600, E6300)
When they came out, the performance was unreal. Overnight, Intel went from the power hungry and underperforming Pentium 4 to the Core 2 Duo, which outperformed AMD's FX-62 while drawing less power and having significantly higher overclocking headroom. AMD hasn't bee able to catch up since.
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That superpi time is impressive. My 955 BE at 4 GHz takes 19 seconds to calculate 1M digits.
    
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