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Your CPU History Tree

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Holy thread Nercro Batman! ...So I forgot entirely about this thread in the ...13 years since I made this post, I am really glad someone dug this up actually as it's interesting to me, a trip down memory lane as I have started to forget a a lot of these now, I don't think I could have made this list so completely anymore, but I can add a lot to this now.

Desktop

Motorola MC68EC020 CISC 14.18MHz (Aminga 1200)

Intel Pentium 133MHz (Socket 7)

AMD K6-2 300Mhz (Super Socket 7, clocked at 400Mhz)

AMD K6-3 400Mhz (Super Socket 7, wouldn't clock more than a few Mhz)

Intel Celeron 400MHz (Socket 370, clocked at 500Mhz - legendary chip!)

AMD Athlon K7 700MHz (Slot A, wouldn't clock at all really)

AMD Duron 750MHz (Socket A, clocked at 900Mhz)

AMD Duron 800MHz (Socket A, clocked at 950Mhz, still couldn't hit 1GHz, I crushed the core on the previous chip, this replaced it)

AMD Athlon XP 1800+ 1533MHz (Socket A, Palomino core, didn't clock it)

AMD Athlon XP 2400+ 2000MHz (Socket A, Thoroughbred core, clocked to 2,300MHz)

AMD Athlon 64 3400+ 2400MHz (socket 754, Clawhammer core, wouldn't clock much)

AMD Athlon 64 3500+ 2200Mhz (socket 939, Newcastle core, clocked to 2500Mhz)

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 2000MHz (socket 939, Venice core, bought for a second computer, still runs in my Mum's machine now, would clock to 2400MHz at least)

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2400MHz (socket 775, Conroe core, clocked to 3000MHz and still running in my media machine/server)

AMD Phenom II X4 940 BE 3000MHz (socket AM2+, wouldn't clock much, 3100MHz or so)

AMD Phenom II x2 550 BE 3100MHz (socket AM3+, used/using in a test setup)

Intel Core I5 2666Mhz (socket 1156, Lynfield core, my main machine now, I haven't tried overclocking it yet)

---- Additions since I first made this ----

Intel Core I5 3570K (socket 1155 Ivybridge)

Intel Xeon E3-1226v3 (socket 1150 Haswell, these were in home servers and I had 2 or 3 of these over the years)

Intel I5 2400 (socket 1155 Sandybridge, bought used for very little years after it was current to fit in an old board I rescued and it's still used today as my CD ripping system, rarely gets turned on now, I think I got this around the same time as my first Ryzen actually)

AMD Ryzen 7 1700 (sold early 2019)

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (sold in 2020)

Intel 10700 (10th gen Comet Lake, I fancied an Intel again, didn't keep long as I moved onto a Ryzen 5000 series quickly now sold on to a friend as a complete system)

Intel 10500 (10th gen Comet Lake, this was built because I felt like it, sold to another friend in a complete system and only kept and used a few months by me, was the first version of my livingroom PC connected to my TV as I got an LG CX OLED)

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X (this is in my living-room PC which is connected to my TV and is used for gaming and some media stuff)

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X (my current main PC)



Laptop

Intel Pentium M 1733MHz (Dothan core)

AMD Turion TL-56 1800MHz (Tyler core I think)

AMD Turion ZM-82 2200MHz (Lion core)

Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 2200MHz (Merom Core, socket P, my main laptop now)

Intel Celeron M 600MHz (whatever the Celeron used by the first Asus E701 was)

Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 2400MHz (Penryn)

Intel Atom N270 1600MHz

I can't remember, I had a bunch of laptops after this period upto about 2013, since then though I have only had 1 personal laptop which is a Dell with a 6th gen Intel which more or less never gets used now, I used to travel a lot as when I made this list in 2009 upto 2012 my girlfriend lived in the Netherlands so I spent a lot of time there with her, after 2012 we split up and I came back to the UK full time and didn't need a laptop much anymore)
some might say you have a bit of an addiction sir! I'd call in enthusiasm tho lol
 
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some might say you have a bit of an addiction sir! I'd call in enthusiasm tho lol
Haha well maybe lately I have, my hardware hobby sort of took over a bit during lockdown, not much else to do after all! ...however bear in mind this list goes back to 1993 or so, my first PC which was the P133 was in 1995 and came with Windows 95 (16bit early version) and was bought by my Dad the K6-2 was my first purchase which I saved pocket money and some money I made helping others with their new 'big scary' PC's at the time, so I think when you consider it's stretching back nearly 30 years it's not so bad :D
 
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Haha well maybe lately I have, my hardware hobby sort of took over a bit during lockdown, not much else to do after all! ...however bear in mind this list goes back to 1993 or so, my first PC which was the P133 was in 1995 and came with Windows 95 (16bit early version) and was bought by my Dad the K6-2 was my first purchase which I saved pocket money and some money I made helping others with their new 'big scary' PC's at the time, so I think when you consider it's stretching back nearly 30 years it's not so bad :D
haha that's a fair point. I'd of had similar numbers had I not been messing about it with cars the last 13 years solid - well... I haven't stopped lol but I want another gaming pc and have had macbook pros in between and still do own them. the irony is I stopped building gaming rigs cause I had no money because of pcs to build cars... oh sweet irony I've gone full circle lol.
 
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Wow, lets see if I can remember:

Z80A (Spectrum 16k then 48k upgraded)
68000 (Amiga 500)
68020 (Amiga 500 upgraded)
386DX33
486DX50
Pentium 90
Celeron 333
Pentium 2 450
Pentium 3 700
Athlon XP 1000
Athlon XP 2000+
Athlon XP 3000+
Athlon64 x2 4400
Core2 Duo E6600
Core2 Quad Q6600
Core i7 930
Core i7 4700K
Ryzen 7 3800X


Laptops
Celeron 600
i5 540
i7 2600Q
i7 8750H


So slowing down fast on CPU upgrade cycles, due a 5800XCD or 5950X to replace the 3800X RSN. Laptops overlap with desktops of course.
 
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Mines abit short... as i keep them for quite a while...

Phenom 955
Phenom 1055T
i5 3570K
i7 3770k
i5 9600k
Ryzen 3700x
i9 9900kf
i7 12700k - Current
 
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Nothing impressive for me:

Athlon XP 1800+
Athlon 64 3400+
i5 2500K
3700X
5800X3D

I had long periods where I didn't upgrade.
 
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I can only remember back to when i started building them myself about a decade ago.

i5-2500K
i7-2600K
i5-8600K
i7-8700K
5800X
5600X

I am happy with what i skipped
 
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Man, i've really got to scratch my head at this one.

Intel Pentium 2 233
AMD K6-2 400
AMD Duron 800 (?)
Pentium 3 900 (?)
AMD Thunderbird 1200
A whole heap of Athlon XP Barton CPUs
Socket 939 awesome times: Opteron 144, Ahtlon 64 Winchester (3200+)
Intel i7-920
Intel 3930K
AMD 1800X
AMD 3900X
AMD 5800X
AMD 5800X3D
 
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I've been rather efficient with my upgrades over the years, rinsed every last penny out of each :D

Pentium II 350
AMD Athlon XP 2500
Intel core i5 750
ADM 5600x
 
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ATARI 800XL: (6502B)
AMIGA 500: (68000)
AMIGA 1200: (68020)
Cyrix P133
Celeron 400
AMD Athlon thunderbird 1000Mhz
AMD Athlon XP 2500+
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black
Intel 2500K
Intel 4650K
Intel 4790K
Zen 2600
Zen 3700X
Zen 5900X
 
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To remember I would have to go way, way back... I have two rigs side by side since the p3 days so there are also a whole bunch of CPU's that arent listed that were in those systems for example 2700x, 3600x, 5600x etc. Main rig CPU's are:

486DX2
Pentium 90
AMD K6 233
P3 800 Slot CPU
AMD Tbird 1.3
AMD AthlonXP 1600+
AMD AthlonXP 1700+
AMD AthlonXP M 2500+ Barton
AMD Athlon 64 3200+
Intel Q6600
AMD Phenom x6 1090T
Threadripper 1950x
Threadripper 3960x

I think that about covers it.. and yes I am old @Troezar :)
 
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486DX 33 & 68030 @ 16 MHz
486DX 66
Pentium 90 & 68040 @ 33mhz
Celeron 300a /Pentum II 450
Althon TBird [email protected]
Pentium 4 [email protected]
P4 Laptop
Laptop Core2Duo T7400 @ 2Ghz (10yrs)
Atom Netbook

Had the laptop for long time. Stopped overlocking and having desktops. Mostly stopped playing games.
Pretty much then just got cast offs from work, Core2Duos or Xeons.

Currently have

Xeon 2x X5650
Xeon E3-1245v3 @ 3.40 Ghz
2x Gaming Laptops with AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
Older i5 Laptop, i3 Laptop.

Most are used by the kids. I use one Ryzen gaming laptop and the work laptop.
Must get rid of the extra old machines. Just procrastinating.
 
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To remember I would have to go way, way back... I have two rigs side by side since the p3 days so there are also a whole bunch of CPU's that arent listed that were in those systems for example 2700x, 3600x, 5600x etc. Main rig CPU's are:

486DX2
Pentium 90
AMD K6 233
P3 800 Slot CPU
AMD Tbird 1.3
AMD AthlonXP 1600+
AMD AthlonXP 1700+
AMD AthlonXP M 2500+ Barton
AMD Athlon 64 3200+
Intel Q6600
AMD Phenom x6 1090T
Threadripper 1950x
Threadripper 3960x

I think that about covers it.. and yes I am old @Troezar :)
You're not alone, quite a few over half way to the century!
 
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