Intel Pentium is Almost Old Enough to Vote – Happy Birthday!

Yup – The Pentium is 17 years old today.

The original Pentium CPU was released in 1993 with Intel’s fifth-generation “P5” microarchitecture and followed Intel’s previous series of 8086, 80186, 80286, 80386, and 80486 processors.

I still remember the excitement and then the bragging from richer friends about how these Pentium chips (80586) were rocking a 60 MHz clock speed, 100+ MIPS, and a 64 bit data path – I was still pleased with my 486 DX.

Pentium – we salute thee!

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