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The Return of Intel's Pentium MMX

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Mountain House (CA) - Earlier today we learned that Intel is already heavily pitching its Larrabee technology to partners, but the technology foundation largely remains a mystery. German publication heise.de now provides more clues with a rather interesting note that Larrabee is built on Intel’s nearly two decade-old P5 architecture.

Intel Pentium MMX

According to Heise author Andreas Stiller, possibly the most prominent person to cover computer hardware in Germany, Intel dipped into the bin of obsolete technology (Intel’s phrase for replaced technology) to come up with a technology base for the Larrabee cGPU. While attending Intel’s 40th anniversary briefing (Intel will celebrate its 40th birthday on July 18), Stiller apparently found out that the Larrabee cores will be built on the P54C core — which was the code-name for the second-gen, 600 nm Pentium chip.

The first Pentium core (P5, 800 nm, 60 and 66 MHz)....
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Eerrr...Isnt this a repost?

According to the original (Too lazy to find it), Didnt Intel give the Pentagon full-use and instructions to the Pentium core, and The Pentagon gave it back to Intel later...

Otherwise, nice Find!

Its interesting...Wouldnt we essentially be running Military-Grade Chips?
    
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Originally Posted by thejamesman View Post
Eerrr...Isnt this a repost?

According to the original (Too lazy to find it), Didnt Intel give the Pentagon full-use and instructions to the Pentium core, and The Pentagon gave it back to Intel later...

Otherwise, nice Find!

Its interesting...Wouldnt we essentially be running Military-Grade Chips?
....or pentiums.....
post #4 of 9
It's probably about as much Pentium as the Core 2 is Pentium III.
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This gives a good upgrade path to the videocard, as they shrink the cores, the can put in some better Intel CPUs.
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Yeah but do they put the decimal in the right place, lol.
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So this means that the R800 or R900 will be based on K6s?
    
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The Pentium MMX didn't go anywhere, its in my closet currently storing files and having heaps of DOS games on it.
    
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