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July 2011 - Tech Geriatrix

K6-III+ and K6-II+

Posted on July 21st, 2011 in Prehistory

The processor industry was like this: Intel made processors and other companies either made licensed copies or clones of the Intel chips. However, after the 486 era, the “others” made their own processors. The ancestor of the K6-II+ and K6-III+ was the K5. AMD worked on it for a while, going for their own design. […]

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Posted on July 11th, 2011 in Opinions

We’re in the age of planned obsolescence. Maybe that’s not true. Maybe companies actually do have important additions to share with the world soon after barely releasing a product. It’s just that it doesn’t look like that at all. Generally, it looks like the new features are made up, barely improve anything at all, and […]

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Pentium III

Posted on July 10th, 2011 in Prehistory

The Pentium III architecture was released in 1999. As far as I know, the first processor was clocked at 400 MHz, with 100 MHz FSB, of course – 133 MHz FSB was introduced later. There wasn’t much of a performance increase when users went from the 60/66 MHz FSB of the Pentium Pro architecture to […]

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