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    Progress of CPU’S

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    by angel_mtc ·

    Does any one have an idea how the CPU’s progressed? I need to know right from the first CPU to date, even if it is just roughly, that would be appreciated.
    Thx,
    Angel

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    • #3548164

      Progress of CPU’S

      by seeker2000 ·

      In reply to Progress of CPU’S

      Its longer than you want to read here, Ask anyone yu know in the field if they have an Exam Cram A+ book. The first chapters goes into detail of how they came about and when.

    • #3575672

      Progress of CPU’S

      by thechas ·

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      I can’t even remember the names of them all.
      In addition, there are various sub-branches of the CPU family, such as embeded processors used in things like appliance controls.
      Prior to the invention of the “modern” CPU chip, the circuit board or cabinet that performed the function of the CPU was called the CPU. This goes all the way back to the vacuum tube computers.

      Here is a partial list to get you started.

      The first true CPU chips dates back to the early 70’s
      The first few “commercially” viable CPUs were the original 8 bit CPUs, 8080, Motorola 6800, and the Mostek CPU used in the early Apple and Commodore machines.
      In addition, many manufactures had their own propriatary CPUs.
      These were followed by the Z-80, and 68000 series.
      Then you have the Intel family and it’s offshoots.
      8086, 8088, 80286, 80386, 80486
      Pentium, (2 generations) Pentium MMX, Pentium 2, Celeron, Pentium 3, Pentium 4

      AMD 386, 486, K5, K6, K6-2, K6-3, K7 Athlon (slot A), K7 Thunderbird (socket A),Duron

      Not to mention the processor in the Apple Mac series.

      There are many mid-series and third party manufactures left out of this list.
      You need a very large book to form a CPU dateline.

    • #3442301

      Progress of CPU’S

      by angel-mtc ·

      In reply to Progress of CPU’S

      Hi,

      Thanks for your help. It is much appreciated!

      Angel

    • #3438853

      Progress of CPU’S

      by angel_mtc ·

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