What's your CPU history, /g/?
1995: Motorola 68LC040 33MHz
1999: Intel Pentium 166MHz
2000: Intel Pentium II 333MHz
2002: Intel Pentium III 1GHz
2004: AMD Athlon64 3200+ 2GHz
2005: Intel Pentium 4 640 3.2GHz
2008: Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 3GHz
2010: Intel Core i5 760 2.8GHz
2013: Intel Core i5 4670k 3.4GHz
2001: Intel Pentium II (desktop)
2001: Intel Ithanium I (server)
2002: Intel Ithanium II (Ithanium I was recalled)
2009: Intel Core 2 Duo T5850 (laptop)
2014: Intel Core i5 4590 (desktop)
2015: Intel Core i3 4005U (laptop)
2016: Intel Core i5 6600 (desktop)
1997: Intel Pentium 133MHz
2000: Intel Pentium III 933MHz
2005: Intel Pentium 4 630 @ 3.00GHz
2008: AMD Turion X2 RM-74 @ 2.20GHz (RIP, HP laptop cooked itself)
2011: AMD Athlon II X4 635 @ 2.90GHz
2015: Intel Core i5 4460 @ 3.20GHz
I thought the real PresHOT only came out in 2004-2005? I remember because I got the "Venice" Athlon 64 in 2005 and had some good laughs at a friend whose overclocked P4 was humiliated by the "slow" Athlon. Then his P4 blew half the VRMs on its motherboard.
1983: Zylog Z80 3.5MHz
1986: Zylog Z80 3.5Mhz (Yes, no progress)
1987: Mos 6510/8500 0.9MHz (Backwards)
1988: Motorola 68000 7Mhz
1997: Intel Pentium MMx 200Mhz
1999: Intel PII 450Mhz
2001: Intel PIII 1Ghz
2003: AMD XP TBird 1.7 1.4GHz
2006: AMD64 3000+ 2GHz
2008: AMD64 3400+ 2.2GHz
2009: AMD Phenom B60x4 3.3Ghz?
2011: Intel Core i7 920 2.6GHz
Had the i7 for nearly five years, still don't need an upgrade.
Can't remember the years
AMD K6-2 450MHz
Intel Celeron 800MHz
Intel Celeron 1100MHz
AMD Athlon XP 1800+
AMD Athlon XP 2400+
AMD Athlon 64 3000+
AMD Athlon 64 3700+
Intel Core 2 Duo E4300
AMD Phenom II X3 720BE
AMD Phenom II X4 965BE
Intel Core i5 2500K
>1986: Zylog Z80 3.5Mhz (Yes, no progress)
>1987: Mos 6510/8500 0.9MHz (Backwards)
To be fair, their performance was roughly equal. A lot of Z80 instructions needed about 3 times the cycles of their 65xx counterparts.
Yeah, they still perform well. I bought the i7 2nd hand, too. It was manufactured in 2008, it was already nearly three years old when I got it.
Difficult to believe a chip that's nearly 8 years old is still able to deliver.
Atari 2600 (whatever processor was in that)
Apple ][e (has to have the ][)
386/16 with mathco (given to me in a Packard Bell)
AMD K6 233
AMD KS-2 300
AMD Athlon (CPU on the half-shell) 500mhz I think it was.
AMD Athlon64 X2 2.2ghz (OC'd of course)
>I think this is about where I started my five year cycle for CPUs.
I was going to upgrade to Skylake but then Intel plans on a third "tick?" "tock?" this cycle so I'm waiting little longer.
As chronological as I can get it:
>Pentium III 450
>Pentium 4 2.0A / Pentium II 400 PE
>Pentium 4-M 2.0
>Core 2 Duo T5500
>Core 2 Duo E8600
>Core 2 Duo T5500 (again)
>Pentium M 1.6
>Core 2 Duo P8600
>Core 2 Duo T5500 (fucking again, but a different system this time)
>Pentium 4 EE 3.2 (the non-shit Gallatin model) + PowerPC 970MP 2.0
>A bewildering variety of mostly Pentium Ms and Pentium 4s
>Core i7 2720QM (next 4 were mostly companions to this system)
>Assorted Pentium 4 and Pentium M shitboxes
>Pentium M 2.26
>Assorted Core Duo and Core 2 Duo shitboxes
>Core 2 Duo P8600
>Core i7 2620M
>Core 2 Quad Q6600
>Dual Xeon E5450
2009-2010-Athlon XP 64+
2010-2012-Core 2 Duo t9400
2012-2013-Core 2 Duo e8400
2013-2015-Celeron M 540
I tried i3 i5 i7 etc but they seemed a waste of money for insecure kids to have smth to brag about. I like J1800 the best
1997: Cirrus Logic 1MB + 3DFX Voodoo 1 4MB
2000: Nvidia TNT2 M64 32MB
2005: Nvidia GeForce 6800 256MB
2008: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450 512MB
2011: Nvidia Geforce 315 512MB (upgraded to a Geforce GTX 550 Ti 1GB
2015: Nvidia Geforce GTX 750 1GB
2000: ATI Rage 128 16MB
2002: Nvidia GeForce 2 GTS 32MB
2004: ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB
2005: ATI Radeon X800 Pro 256MB
2008: Nvidia GeForce 8800GT 512MB
2010: Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 1.28GB
2012: Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 2GB
2015: Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB
1995-2004: Pentium I 100Mhz
2004-2007: AMD Sempron 1,5Ghz
2007-2012: Core 2 Duo E6750 2,66Ghz
2012-2013: Core 2 Quad Q9550 2,83Ghz and Core i7 920 2,66Ghz
2013-2014: Xeon w3520 2,66Ghz and Pentium G3258 3,2Ghz
2014-2015: Core i5 4690K 3,5Ghz
Algo i hace more PCs with other CPUs as PowerPC G4 1.33Ghz and 1.42Ghz, Athlon 64 3200+, Pentium I 133Mhz, Core 2 Quad Q6600, Celeron 433Mhz, Pentium III 800Mhz and more i don't remerber now
I have owned far too many computers, anon.
but here's the jist of it:
2001: pentium III 800mhz
2003: 486; 25mhz
2006: large collection of 486 or less boxen
2009: pentium II 266 thinkpad
2010: i5 thinkpad edge
2013: pentium4 2.4ghz
2015: a few pentium-m thinkpads and some non-x86 unix boxes
2001(?): Pentium III 866mhz
2005: Athlon 3500+
2007: Athlon 6400+ black edition
2009: i7 920
2012: i7 3770k
2013: i7 4770k
2014: i7 4790k
I also had a bunch of laptops but I'm not going to bother listing them
I've mostly had secondhand extremely outdated junk. Thats why the years that I post next to the cpu will seem way out of wack. Also had computer failures and ended up downgrading many times.
1997: ibm 286
1999: Cyrix p150 120mhz
2002: 486 Dx 100MHz (downgrade)
2003: Pentium II 333MHz
2005: Pentium 166MHz (Big downgrade 16mb edo ram)
2005: Pentium IV 2.4GHz
2006: Core 2 Duo e6300
2007: Core 2 Duo T5500
2010: AMD Phenom Tricore
2011: Intel Atom n550 (downgrade)
2012: AMD AM2+ 5200+
2013: Core 2 Duo e8400
2014: Core i5 4590
2015: Core i3 2310m (downgrade)
A few other random pcs not mentioned. Autism maybe showing by remember ing that all off the top of my head.
I couldn't remember the years offhand, but it goes something like:
68000 - dead
Pentium 75 - dead and buried
AMD Athlon (Thoroughbred A)- dead
AMD Athlon 64 3000+
Intel Core Duo
Intel Core 2 Duo
Intel Pentium Gsomething (Sandy Bridge)
Intel Xeon E3-1225v3? (Ivy Bridge-based?)
Plus a few others dotted around, like a few Raspberry Pi 2s. I may have model numbers a bit wrong. I'm overdue an upgrade this year, most probably either Intel Skylake, Intel Kaby Lake or AMD Zen, depending on when I need it, how much it costs, and how it is.
My girlfriend is current on a Core 2 Duo and is probably looking to build a high-end Skylake gaming PC this spring, although might wait until the new graphics cards are out for that part.
MOS 6510 1 MHz (c64)
Pentium III (833 MHz? Cannot remember)
IBM PPC 750 350 MHz
Freescale 7441 700 MHz
Freescale 7455 1420 MHz till today
Also, some 1.25 GHz quadcore ARM in my Android tablet (10% more powerful than my desktop)
2008: Core 2 duo
2012: Intel atom (first laptop)
2013: core 2 Dúo (first one dieded)
2014: Core i3 (replaced the atom)
2015: Core i5 (another laptop)
such is life when you are poor
>1991 - 68000 - 7mhz
>1993 - 68020 - 14mhz
>1994 - 68030 - 50mhz
>1997 - 68040 - 40mhz
>2000 - Celeron - 500mhz
>2003 - Athlon XP - 2ghz
>2005 - Athlon XP-M - 2.5ghz
>2005 - Athlon 64 - 2.7ghz
>2008 - Opteron X2 - 2.6ghz
>2009 - Core i7 - 3.9ghz
And I haven't needed to upgrade since.
Motorola 6809E @ 0.895 MHz / 1.79 MHz (tandy coco) ~1980
a whole lot of stuff
2500k, M68K,6502x3,z80s,G4s,various intel, etc etc etc
wtf. im old
Amiga still the best system by far. Hardware banging was the past and is the future. Just look at vulcan, and other ventures like that.
2000: Some AMD Duron horseshit
2006: AMD Sempron 3000+
2008: AMD Athlon X2 5000+ alongside an Eee 701 with a Celeron M 900mhz
2009: Eee 901 Intel Atom 1.6ghz
2011: AMD Athlon X2 250
2014: AMD X4 940
2015: the 2014 desktop alongside A10-5745M HP Pavilion
2016: previous two along with a ThinkPad L412 with the i3-380M that I bought as an expendable travel machine.
I never felt a genuine affection for a computer like I did with the Amiga. I spent stupid money on mine. It's crazy how much you could upgrade a machine that barely changed design since the 80s. By the time I got rid of mine, I was mostly using it to emulate a Mac that ran faster than any official 68k Mac.
How can You recognize it? PPC should be first thought as a Mac CPUs- and these were Macs'. But yes, I'm also an Amiga fan, even if I never had one in flesh - but UAE and MorphOS.
celeron northwood desktop
celeron conroe-L laptop
amd athlon x2 6400+ --- this is where i started earning my own money ---
amd phenom x3
amd phenom x4 ;_;
amd fx 6300 current
once you go MOAR CORE you never go back
No, I had an A500 and then an A1200 since 1993, with numerous expensive upgrades, including a tower case and graphics card.
I should have used the money I spent on upgrades to get a Mac or a PC, but I was in too deep man.
I sold it in 2003 for about 10% of what I paid for it all, and I really regret it. I could have got a lot more for it today.
Opinions on this? This is my current processor I have on my laptop.
>Some socket 478 Pentium 4
>laptop core duo
>core 2 duo
>AMD Phenom II x4 955
Maybe I'll pick up Zen or Cannonlake next. Hell, I may even wait until Zen+ or whatever comes after Cannonlake.
Yeah, the old Amiga hardware is increasing in value. The 68040 chips are highly sort after.
I got an A500 recently, with the ACA500 accellerator and memory expansion. Plan to get the 68030 40MHz 128mg upgrade.
1995: Intel Pentium 133MHz
2000: Intel Pentium III 550MHz
2004: AMD Sempron 2600+ 1.83GHz
2007: Intel Core 2 Duo T7200 2.0GHz
2015: Intel Core i5-5257U 2.7GHz
Dates are approximate because my memory is shit
Also 1995 computer was my dad's. 2000 was a laptop that was bought for me. 2004 is a PC I built (well the mobo was pre-assembled so I cheated). The last two are MacBooks (master race).
1994: Pentium 66MHz
2003: Athlon XP 2800+ 2.08GHz
2007: Core2Quad Q6600 OC@ 3.0GHz
2012: FX-8120 Zambezi OC@ 4.0Ghz
2016: Skylake 6600k OC@ 4.7Ghz
Also I have to add that I was pretty much tech retarded until a year later of getting my second computer.
The P3 had a 20Gb HDD, and I remember having to resort to burning DVDs when I wanted to watch anime.
I don't remember exactly but a quick reverse look up puts these as most likely. (in order of use)
MOS Technology 6502 @ 1 MHz
Motorola 68000 @ 6 MHz
Intel Pentium 2 @ 400 MHz
Intel Pentium 4 @ 533 MHz
Intel Core Duo (T2500) @ 2 GHz
Intel Pentium 4 @ 533 MHz [pulled from basement after other system died, temporary]
Intel Core 2 Duo (P8600) @ 2.4 GHz
ARM11 @ 700 MHz [toyed with, realized I don't need that much computer power for what I do with new line of work]
Intel Pentium 3 @ 533 MHz
Most satisfying assembly experience
1994 (I think) - Intel 8088 in an PC-XT clone
1996 (IIRC) - 486SX 50 MHz no idea what maker
1998 - AMD K6-2 300 MHz
2000 - Celeron 566 MHz
2004 - Athlon XP 2200+ (Thoroughbred)
2005/2006 - Athlon 64 3200+
2012 - A8-3850
2015 - A10-6800K
2007 - Pentium II 300 MHz (notebook)
2014 - Atom Z3740 (notebook)
Cyrix 5x86 100MHz
Pentium MMX 166MHz
Pentium PRO 200MHz (Quad CPU)*
Pentium 2 266MHz
AMD K6-2 500MHz
Pentium 2 450MHz (Dual CPU)
Pentium 3 600MHz (Dual CPU)
AMD Duron 750MHz
Pentium 3 800MHz
Celeron Tualatin 1/1.2/1.3GHz
Pentium 4 1.7GHz
AMD MP 2200+ (Dual CPU)
Pentium 4 3.2Ghz
AMD64 3500+ "Winchester"
AMD FX 8320
*Got it in 2005 just to fuck around with
sorry, I think
Intel Pentium 4 @ 2.4 GHz
is more accurate
I wish, didn't even know what assembly was till many years later. If they had just started me with command line and assembly I would not be having such a hard time unlearning GUI and other inefficient habits. That was partly why I downgraded as I memorized the simple common commands I use daily and cut out so many needless steps.
That said I have been getting more and more issues with outside systems and newer requirements. I am thinking of the crazy idea of yielding to the world's demands and just building a high end rig that can meet today's and tomorrow's requirements, then under clocking it 99% of the time. That way I hopefully won't have to keep changing computers every 5 years, as I really hate that. Thing with that is I would need to know which setup is going to last (Is an Intel Core i7-6700K just going to get outdated after I get one, like everything else?) and how to optimize the power supply for lots of low use with big spikes (Two power supply units?)
Back in my ghetto modding days, Pentium cup warmer.
Can't remember if it was a Pentium or Pentium PRO.
Probably a PRO as they put out a lot more heat.
So you traded him an FX 8350 for a Pentium G3258 + $50?
Sounds like a shit deal for you t.b.h., although maybe that Pentium is better than I am thinking? There is quite a performance difference between the two is there not?
2000: Pentium Pro (win 95)
2004: Pentium 3 866MHz (Me, XP)
2007: AMD Athlon X2 4400+
2012: AMD FX-8150
The Pentiums were second hand, then built the AMD rigs. Going to do a new Intel build once I finish my taxes.
P4 prescott 3.8 OC (playing with crysis sandbox in windowed was blast)
8320 4.6OC (got used to insane tdp from last procesor)
Something tells me I always bought the shit product
1996: Intel 486
1998: Pentium 133
2002: Pentium 4 1.6Ghz
2006: Pentium 4 3.0Ghz
2009: Core 2 Duo E8335
2013: AMD FX-8320
2008 : core 2 quad q6600 2.4 Ghz
2014: i5 4690k 4.5 Ghz
2010: pentium T4300 2.1 Ghz
2015: core 2 duo t8100 2.1 Ghz and a week later core 2 duo x9000 2.8 Ghz
both laptops have intel graphics.
2008:nvidia 8600 GS and a month later 8800 GTS 640 mb
2009: nvidia GTS 250
2013: nvidia GT 640 (250 went up in smokes after 2 summer weeks of cuda rendering with no case fans)
2014: nvidia GTX 750 Ti
AMD K5 (I think) end of 1997
AMD Sempron 2005
AMD Phenom x4 2010
I7 4790 2015
> 1997: Pentium (Don't remember much about that PC. I wasn't as interested in them back then)
> 2001: Pentium II? (I don't remember much else. )
> 2004: Some athalon
> 2006: Some athalon
> 2010: i3-350m (Still have this laptop)
> 2010: Core 2 duo Q9600? (First ever built desktop)
> 2013: i5-4670k and an A8-7600 (Desktop and cheapo server)
Ayyyy amd fx 8320
2006 intel Pentium
2010 intel i5 quad
2015 amd fx 8320
2007: Some prebuilt garbage
2011: AMD Phenom x4 960T 3Ghz
2015: Intel Core i5 4690k 3.5 Ghz (4.4 overclocked)
Intel Pentium 4 IDK
Amd Sempron 2.3ghz 2005 (is that right idk)
AMD Athlon x2 64 2.1ghz 2006
AMD Phenom I 9850 x4 2.6ghz 2007-8
AMD Phenom II 955 x4 3.9ghz (on release)
AMD FX-8350 x8 4.4ghz (on release)
By the time I next upgrade we'll have quantum computers.
>Intel didn't hold back with the 920. Probably one of the best consumer processors ever made.
And then the used LGA1366 Xeon 5650s came out on eBay for $50-75. They are drop-in replacements for the 920. Update BIOS with 920 in it, replace with 6-core, moar cache, and less heat, reboot, and re-overclock.
1997 - Whatever Celeron was out at the time at around 700Mhz
2004 - P4 1.7GHz
2008 - Athlon X2 4800+ @ 2.6Ghz
2012 - i7 2600k @ 3.8-4.2Ghz, depends on if I want to meme out
2016 - Still using 2600k as main rig, i5 4460 in my home server replacing a G3258 (whatever the anniversary Pentium was), 4700MQ for my laptop.
Will probably be using the 2600k until it dies. Not worth replacing unless Zen is ball crushly good and retentively cheap.
1999 Pentium 166 MHz
2002 Pentium III 1GHz
Dad decided my computer took to much space when we moved. So no computer until
2006 AMD Athlon 64 3800 + (Orleans)
2008 Intel c2d (laptop)
2011 Intel c2d (laptop)
2014 AMD APU 5350
2016 Intel i5 4200U (laptop)
Glad I'm not the only one here who got his start with the CoCo. I was actually had a program published in The Rainbow Magazine which was pretty exciting for a teen living in a rural town.
Can't remember every CPU I've ever had but the worst by far was the 486SLC (which I decided stood for Shitty Little Chip). It was basically a rebranded 386 with a few 486 features. Many low end system builders used them and sold the systems as being a 486. Complete ripoff.
>Pentium Celeron D
>Core i7 2410-QM
still on fucking 45nm......not sure if I should build a memelake box or wait for 10nm at this point, Kaby Lake might be a better choice because DDR4 should be a tad cheaper by then as DDR3 production winds down.
Intel Pentium 90 Mhz
Intel Pentium MMX 233 Mhz
Intel Pentium Pro 200 MHz
Intel Pentium II 400 Mhz
Intel Pentium IV 2.2 GHz
Intel Core Duo (shitty first MacBook)
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.5 GHz (ThinkPad)
Intel Core i7 2.5 GHz (2014 rMBP)
2002: Intel Celeron "Tualatin" 1.3 GHz
2004: Intel Celeron "Prescott" 2.93 GHz
2008: AMD Athlon x2 "Brisbane" 2.3 GHz
2009: Intel Pentium M "Banias" 1.3 GHz
2010: Intel Pentium 4 "Northwood" 2.8 GHz
2011: AMD Athlon II x3 "Rana" 3.2 GHz
2013: AMD FX-6300 "Vishera" 3.5 -> 4.0 GHz
68030 @ 16MHz
68030 @ 20MHz
68LC040 @ 33MHz
IBM G3 @ 500MHz
Motorola G4 @ 450MHz
Motorola G4 @ 700MHz
Motorola G4e @ 1.25GHz
Motorola G4e @ 1.25GHz
Motorola G4e @ 1.5GHz
2x IBM G5 (970) @ 2GHz
2x IBM G5 (970MP, one core per CPU disabled) @ 2GHz(server)
Intel Pentium 4 @1.xGHz
Intel Atom N455 @ 1.6GHz
AMD Phenom II x6 @ 3.8GHz
2x AMD Opteron 2356 @ 2.3GHz
Intel Core2 Duo E8335 @ 2.66GHz (current desktop)
Intel Core2 Duo SU9400 @ 1.4GHz (current main laptop)
Intel Atom N270 @ 1.6GHz (secondary laptop)
(future) Intel Atom C2750 @ 2.4GHz (server)
R5000 @ 180MHz
Ingenic JZ4780 @ 1.2GHz (SBC)
Pentium Pro 200mhz 1995
Pentium 3 Katmai 600mhz 2000
Pentium 3 Tualatin 1333mhz 2002 (free)
Core 2 Duo T5600 1.83ghz 2006
Phenom 2 X3 720 BE 3.6ghz 2009 (4th core unlocked)
Phenom 2 X4 N970 2.2ghz 2011
Imagine 128 II 1995
Rage 128 Pro 2000
Radeon 9500 Pro 2003
Geforce 8800GTS 2005 (free, don't ask how)
Radeon HD5870 2009 (had HPX for awhile)
Haven't really been compelled to upgrade. Processors seem to have stagnated except in core count. GPU's still good enough to be midrange.
Maybe Zen will be good.
Dec 2002: Athlon XP PR2200+ (Tbred-B IIRC), overclocked to 2.2ghz
Stuck with it until 2009. Could play 720p videos just fine and sometimes even 1080p, depending on how it was encoded.
Got a crappy laptop then, which I no longer have. 2 years ago I built my second computer, with an i5-4670.
dad built me a unreal gaming computer, it was some strange slot to socket adapter.
>1.9ghz dual core amd athalon
used that desktop till vista dropped
>3 ghz phenom II
i grew up and game on a ps4 now, only games i care to play are fallout honestly, i lost all my gaming interest :(
Pentium II 350MHz
Athlon 1GHz - Thunderbird I think
Pentium 4 HT 3GHz - I know, point and laugh
Pentium D 3.2GHz - >he fell for the Netburst meme twice
Core 2 Extreme X6800 2.93GHz
FX 8120 3.1GHz
FX 8320 3.5GHz
i7 4790k 4GHz
2001 : Pentium 4 1,4 Ghz
2009 : Core 2 Quad Q6600
2013 : i3-3217U (laptop)
2015-now : i3-4150
was about to buy the Core i5-4590, but i cant justify the purchase yet since all i do is Excel stuff, movies and cs:go
intel 486dx33 mhz
cyrix p166+ 133mhz
pentium mmx 200 mhz
pentium 2 350 mhz
pentium 3 550 mhz
pentium 3 800 mhz
pentium 4 2266 mhz
pentium 4 3000 mhz
core 2 duo e6600 2400 mhz
core i7 2600k 3400 mhz
...various intel or other manufacturers 386 or 486 beige boxes that came and went and were used for dos gaymen (maybe even a pentium) until
>year 2000 or 2001
older brother got a celeron (700orother) pc for gaymen
>tell brother that you've heard the durons are better for gaymen and still cheap
>he tells you he isnt buying amd shit
>gaymen worked fine at first cant complain but had to use shitbox for years
2006: got a "new" computer as a present for finishing highschool :
pentium 4 (2.4Ghz?)
was super happy to get it but still a shitbox
changed it 6 months later to:
Athlon64 X2 3800+
kept it for a year
2008: bought an E2200 (its a pentium core2duo) which was a fuckup; saved 3 bucks instead of going for a E5200
>You only need to reach 3Ghz for games, after that neither the processor nor the cache matters!!
major fuckup but kept it for upgrading to a cheap quad (that idea fell through)
late 2014: used i3 2100 (sandy) for pretty cheap
This i3 has been the worst cpu compared to the rest for running games at time of purchase. It's just been awful.
I don't recommend this at all.. should have went with a cheap fx
2004: AMD Athlon 64 3400+ 2.4 GHz (retired in 2012)
2009: Intel Atom 280 (still in use)
2010: Samsung ARM11 680 MHz (retired in 2014)
2012: Intel i7-2700k (still in use)
2014: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 (still in use)
These are just the ones that I've bought myself. I had computers before 2004, but they were handed down to me, and I don't remember what any of them were except for the 60 MHz PowerPC 601 that was in my very first computer, which I still have.
Here's a question: Is the Snapdragon 801 a more powerful CPU than the Athlon 64? It's 2.5 GHz and quad core, vs 2.4 GHz and single core. I know that x86 is a lot more powerful than ARM clock for clock, but is one from 2004 more than four times as powerful as a relatively modern SoC, clock for clock?
Motorola PPC 601e
Dual Intel PII 333
Some AMD Slot A
Dual AMD 1800+XP (modded obviously)
Then an endless stream of work purchased personal laptops. I think aa three year old i5 now.
Yeah, yeah, people don't count SoC's as CPUs. Whatever. I included it for a reason. I am wondering if it's more powerful than the first computer I ever bought. I think it might be.
>Here's a question: Is the Snapdragon 801 a more powerful CPU than the Athlon 64?
CPU Boss is good for starting to answer these questions
pentium 2 300mhz
pentium with MMX 133mhz
AMD sempron 64 2ghz
pentium 3 900mhz
core 2 duo T5200
AMD turion 64 X2 QL-60
core 2 duo SU9400
core 2 duo P8400
i like intel and they are in order of acquisition.
WDC 65C02 (Apple IIc)
QED R4640 (WebTV)
PowerPC G3 333MHz (Apple Powerbook G3)
PowerPC G4 1.25GHz (Apple eMac)
PowerPC G4 1.44GHz (Apple iBook G4)
AMD Sempron 3100+ 1.8GHz (eMachines W3107)
Intel Core 2 Duo E2140 1.6GHz (CPU&Mobo sourced from some HP prebuilt)
Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93GHz (CPU&Mobo sourced from some Dell prebuilt)
AMD Athlon X4 750K 3.75GHz (Built from scratch)
Interesting. It's comparing a Snapdragon 800 with a 2.0 GHz Athlon 64, but those are close enough and the Snapdragon wins by a wide enough margin that I think it's clearly the winner in my case. I thought as much, but I wasn't sure. So, it took ten years for my most recent cell phone to be more powerful than the first desktop that I ever bought.
Now I wonder how long it took me to own something that was more powerful than the most powerful computer that existed when I was born. Wikipedia's page on the history of supercomputing seems to indicate that it would have been a Cray 2, which did 1.9 GFLOPS. Might it have been a PlayStation 2?