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Twenty years ago today, Intel launched the Pentium 60 CPU and changed the computing world for ever. Believe it or not, a revision of the original Pentium core still lives on today, in Intel’s bleeding-edge, 50-core Xeon Phi — a plug-in coprocessor that ushers us towards exascale supercomputing.

The Pentium 60 (pictured above), based on the P5 microarchitecture (the name Pentium is derived from the Greek word for five, pente), had 3.1 million transistors and was built on an 800 nanometer process (the same as Intel’s 486 processors, if you had one of those). The Pentium 60 used the 5-volt Socket 4, but Intel quickly switched to the 3.3-volt Socket 5 with the 600nm Pentium 75 (which uses the same P54C architecture as the Xeon Phi).

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happy bday!
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My first proper computer had a Pentium III 400MHz in it smile.gif

Bought before it even properly launched, it was a beast back then even though faster Pent3 chips came out later. I'm too young to have really used the first pentium chips haha.
 
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Happy Birthday Pentium smile.gif

My first PC had a Pentium II, and that was actually the only Pentium I've ever owned tongue.gif
     
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I had a Packard Bell w/ a Pentium 133Mhz w/ MMX technology! smile.gif

Couldn't afford the 200Mhz. redface.gif
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I saw an add for a PC that had a Pentium 75 or a Commodore 100. I chose the 100mhz because I thought it was better. It was not. frown.gif
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our first computer was a ibm aptiva with a 200mhz pentium. mechwarrior 2 was mind blowing back then
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I miss those times when I say I have a Pentium 3 and then Pentium 4 and people were like awesome. Now it has to be Core i7. I like the old naming scheme.
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My very first computer was also an IBM Aptiva desktop version with a Pentium 100MHz. I had headaches and fond memories of that machine.
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