Your CPU progression

Snarl

Limp Gawd
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May have missed some but basically....

Intel Pentium 70MHz (In an IBM Aptiva)
Intel Pentium 133MHz
Intel Pentium MMX 200MHz
Intel Pentium 3 1GHz
Intel Pentium 4 3GHz
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz (one of my favourite chips ever, still viable)
Intel i7 930

Does not include my Color Computers etc.. only PC
 

Quartz-1

Supreme [H]ardness
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Z80 (ZX81)
6502 (Apple ][+)
Z8000 (school project)
80286
80486DX
Cyrix P200
Pentium
Dual Celeron
Dual P3
P4D
C2D
 

Tup3x

[H]ard|Gawd
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Intel Pentium II 300MHz (first CPU I can identify 100%)
AMD Athlon Thunderbird 1GHz
AMD Athlon XP 1600+
AMD Athlon XP 2800+ (Barton)
AMD Athlon 64 3400+ (2400MHz version)
AMD Athlon 64 4000+ (San Diego)
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
Intel Core i7-2600K
 
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Intel 386sx -16MHz
Intel Pentium - 75 MHz
Intel Pentium II - 266MHz
Intel Celeron 300A @ 450MHz
AMD AthlonXP 1800+ 1.53GHz
AMD Opteron 148 @ 2.94GHz
Intel i7-920 @ 4GHz
 

sjetexas

n00b
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whatever was in the original Apple IIgs
486DX/33
Pentium 90
Pentium 180 overdrive
Celeron 300a
AMD Thunderbird 1400
AMD 64 3000
Intel C2D e6750

Ivy Bridge is next...
 

JohnleMVP

Supreme [H]ardness
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2x86
4x86
Pentium 75
AMD K6-2 333mhz
AMD K6-2 450mhz
AMD Athlon 500mhz
AMD Duron 800mhz?
AMD Athlon TBird 1GHZ
AMD Athlon XP 1.2GHZ?
AMD Athlon 64 Venice 3200+
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
AMD Operon 185 (bad stepping)
AMD Operon 165 (had a better stepping and we as better overclocker than the 165)
Intel C2D E4300 (Great overclocker)
Intel C2D E8400
Intel C2Q Q6600
Intel i7 2600K
 
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Rebel44

2[H]4U
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486 40Mhz
Pentium 200Mhz
Atholon 1100Mhz (OCed to 1210Mhz)
Q6600 @3400Mhz
2600K @4500Mhz
 

Mr. K6

Supreme [H]ardness
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P2 333MHz (stock)
P4 Williamette 1.9GHz (stock)
A64 Clawhammer 3000+ 2.0Hz @ 2.5GHz
Pentium M Dothan 760 2.0GHz (stock) (in laptop)
Pentium M Dothan 745 1.8GHz @ 2.4GHz (in laptop)
C2Q Q6600 B3 2.4GHz @ 3.2GHz
C2Q Q6600 G0 2.4GHz @ 3.6GHz
Core i5-750 2.66GHz @ 3.6GHz
Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz @ 5.0GHz
 

computerdeth

Limp Gawd
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AMD 3800+
Intel Core 2 Duo E6700
Intel Core 2 Duo E6750
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
Intel i7 920
Intel i7 970
Intel i7 2700K
 

bigted

[H]ard|DCer of the Month - Oct. 2013
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P4 1.8 s478
P4 631 3.0 s775 @ 3.5
C2D e6300 1.86 @ 2.5
i7 920
 

Thanatos.

Gawd
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Not too many upgrades didnt get into PC building until about '05

AMD Athlon 64 3200 Venice
AMD Opteron 170
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0
Core i7 2600K
 
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bbenz33

Limp Gawd
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Intel 486 dx50
Intel 486 Dx4 100
Cyrix 486 133 (running at 90 due to unidentifiable jumpers on MB)
Intel P2 300
AMD K6-2 400
AMD K6-2 550
AMD Athlon slot A 550
AMD Athlon slot A 1Ghz
AMD Athlon slot A 900 (Caps blew on MB and took out the 1Ghz)
AMD Athlon XP 1400
AMD Athlon X2 3200
AMD Athlon X2 4000
Intel C2Q 6600
 

skeeder

[H]ard|Gawd
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I tend to wait quite a bit between builds.
Intel 486 dx50
Intel P1 133
Intel P3 500
AMD AthlonXP Barton 2600M+
AMD Athlon 4800X2
Intel i5 2300
 

kpxgq

Limp Gawd
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intel p2 400mhz
amd thunderbird 1ghz (AXIAR) - my first enthusiast build
amd tbred-b 1700
amd venice 3000
amd kuma be
intel c2d e7200
intel i3 2100
 
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Intel Pentium Pro 180 MHz (1996)
Intel P2 400 MHz (1998)
AMD Athlon XP 2100 (2001)
AMD Athlon 64 3500+ (2004)
Intel Core 2 X3350 @ 3.2 GHz (2008)
Ivy Bridge will be next...
 

ShuttleMunky

Limp Gawd
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Intel Pentium III 866mhz (dont know what architecture)
Intel Pentium 4 2.8ghz Northwood
Amd Athlon64 x2 5000+ Brisbane
Amd Phenom II x4 955BE Deneb


I am a little bit slow with the upgrades.. Since i am cheap, and dont play most contemporary games.. I get stuck in a game for years. And Yes these cpus did rest of the stuff for me easily aside from gaming... My next will be an intel.. Probably Haswell
 

Jorona

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Intel 286 (I was 3, so all I remember is Commander Keen. My dad scrounged it out of a dumpster at his job. Technically had three of these, had to mash 3 dumper units together to get a working system)
Intel 386/20 (Still Own it, IBM P70 Luggable, again dumpster dive)
Intel 486DX/66 (Was in my familys first new computer... that had to be returned to Gateway 2000. Warranty replaced by... )
Intel Pentium 100 (Overclocked to 120mhz, good ol' dip switches)
AMD K62-300
Intel Celeron 733mhz
AMD Athlon XP 2400+
Intel Pentium 4-M 2.8ghz (First real laptop)
AMD Athlon X2 3200+
Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 (A signing bonus at my current job. Said I wasn't allowed to run AMD anymore. Hey man, Free CPU is Free CPU. Shame it didn't OC worth a dick)
Intel Core 2 Duo T5550 (Gateway FX P-6860, best bang for your buck gaming laptop ever)
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (Still in use)
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 (Got when a customer recycled a bunch of old workstations. Most were PDCs, but two Q8200s were in there. I shared with my boss. Decent OCer for such a low multi)
Intel I7 930 (Stupid Car breaking down... Had to sell that unit for cash)
Intel PDC E5300 (Just got last month on this very forum for my HTPC)
 

TCM

Gawd
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Let's see. Probably forgot some intermediate steps.

past:
6507 (Atari 2600)
6510 (C64)
Motorola 68000 (Amiga 500)
Motorola 68020 (Amiga 1200)
Motorola 68040/40 + PowerPC 604e/200 (Amiga 1200 upgrade)
( DEC Alpha 21064, not sure about clock speed, 233 I think
MIPS R4000
UltraSPARC II ) those were never main systems, just toying around stuff.
Pentium 75 (server)
K6-2/???
Slot-A Athlon/600 (desktop)
Athlon X2 2GHz (server)
Pentium 4, Northwood, 2.6GHz (desktop)
now:
Core2Duo Mobile T7400, 2.16GHz (server)
Core2Duo E6850, 3GHz (desktop)
Core2Duo SU9400 1.4GHz (laptop)
next week:
Xeon E5-2609 2.4Ghz (server) :>
future:
probably IB Xeon as desktop, never again without ECC.
 

psy81

Limp Gawd
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Didn't get into the PC game until late but here goes:

Intel Pentium III 800 MHz
Intel Pentium IV 1.5 GHz (only PC I had for 7 years! From 2000-2006...RIP)
Intel Pentium IV 2 GHz (used for only 2 year after above PC stopped working)

Yeah, from 2000-2008 I was rocking a Pentium IV. By mid-2000, the thing was so slow no one wanted to use it. The computers at the public library were faster.

AMD Phenom 9550 2GHz (gave to my parents)
AMD Phenom II 965 @ 4009 MHz

Next PC build will be an Intel...
 

Seireitei

Weaksauce
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AMD athlon 1ghz
AMD athlon XP 2600+
AMD athlon 64 3200+
AMD Opteron 165
Intel Core 2 duo e6700
Intel Core 2 duo e8400
Intel Core 2 quad q9550
Intel i5-760
Intel i7-950
Intel i7-2600k
AMD FX8120
Intel i7-3930k
AMD FX 4100
Intel i5-2550k
 

PsychoAMD

Limp Gawd
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Intel Pentium 133
AMD K6-2 350 MHZ
AMD Duron 800 MHZ
Pentium 3 933 MHZ
AMD Athlon 1 Ghz
AMD T-bird 1.2 Ghz
AMD XP 2600+
AMD XP 3200+
AMD 64 3200+
AMD 64 X2 3800+
Intel E6600
Intel Q6600
Intel Q9450
Intel i7 2600k (just purchased today not actually using it yet) Bought from HARDOCP Member :D
 

sdgserv

[H]ard|Gawd
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Intel 8086
Intel Core i7-990X Extreme Edition Gulftown 3.46GHz

Which one do you think cost the most? ha!
 

sjw7

n00b
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MOS technology 6502 2mhz
Intel 8086 4mhz
AMD 386DX 40mhz
Intel Pentium 120mhz
Intel Pentium 2 Celeron 333mhz (over clocked to 450mhz)
AMD Athlon XP 3200+ at 2.4Ghz
Intel Core2Duo e6400
 

ReFracture

Weaksauce
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Pentium MMX 100mhz
Pentium II 300mhz Deschutes, slot 2 I think
Pentium III 866mhz Coppermine
Pentium 4 2.4 ghz, Northwood
Pentium 4 2.66 ghz Prescott
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice
AMD Athlon 64 4200+ Toledo
AMD Phenom X4 9500, got this, it's mobo, and it's ram for free, so I don't feel guilty.
AMD Athlon II X4 640, this is my current CPU and was a big jump from the Phenom X4.

I'm itching to jump ship to Intel.
 

shoeish

Gawd
Joined
Sep 25, 2002
Messages
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Not counting laptops, work machines, or secondary machines.

Motorola 68030
Motorola Power PC 601 @ 90mhz
Motorola G3 233mhz @ 300mhz
Motorola G3 400mhz @ 500mhz
Pentium III 600mhz @ 840mhz
Athlon Thunderbird @ 1000mhz
Athlon Thoroughbred @ 1800mhz
Pentium IV @ 2.66ghz
Athlon X2 @ 3200mhz
i7 920 CO @ 3.6ghz
 

Comixbooks

Fully [H]
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233 MHZ Pentium

500 MHZ Pentium

800 MHZ Pentium

3000+ XP AMD using this as I type this

Phenom 555 dual core unlocked to 4 core
 

Merc1138

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Only counting my "main" machine(I've had laptops, HTPCs, stuff built from random salvage, etc. over the years)

286(I forget the clock speed)
60mhz pentium
celeron 300a at 450(could have pushed it further but didn't care)
pentium 3 700 #1 at 1.1ghz(was on a TEC, things went bad, CPU died from condensation)
pentium 3 700 #2 at 1ghz(on air)
athlon 1400(can't remember the OC)
athlon 2600(can't remember the OC)
pentium D 820(at 3.4 I believe)
core 2 duo e6850(at 3.4ghz on air, 3.87ghz with water)
xeon x3370 (3.4ghz with water, trying to keep things quiet)
xeon x3370 (switched cases, new case is air cooled, no OC after PSU swap, simply didn't care)

The x3370 needs an upgrade, and to be honest I find myself caring less and less about overclocking these days.
 

Objekt

Limp Gawd
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Ok, I'll play.

Blazing fast Motorola 6809E @ 0.895 MHz (can anyone guess the computer?).
Then an underwhelming (even for 1991) Intel 80286 @ 10 MHz (IBM PS/1).
Intel 80486 DX/50 @ 50 MHz.
Intel Pentium @ 90 MHz (back when it was still called Gateway 2000).
AMD Duron @ 1 GHz (piece of junk Compaq laptop).
AMD Athlon XP 3200+ @ 2.2 GHz (first self-built desktop).
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 @ 3.16 GHz (second self-built desktop).

Most recently, someone gave me a Gateway GT5676, which sports an AMD Phenom 9600 quad-core @ 2.3 GHz.

Next will be some sort of Ivy Bridge.
 
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Intel 8088
Intel 386SX ??Mhz
Intel 486DX2 66MHz
Intel Pentium II 300MHz
Intel Pentium III 450MHz
AMD Athlon XP 3200+ 2.2GHz
Core Duo T2500
Core 2 Duo T7500
Core 2 Duo E8500
Core i7 720QM
 

poj

Weaksauce
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486 33Mhz
Intel Pentium 233 Mhz MMX
AMD Athlon XP 1700+
AMD Athlon XP 3800+
Intel Core2 Duo E6600 2.4 Ghz
Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 2.83 Ghz
Intel i5 2500k
 

hotcrandel

Gawd
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Messages
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Commodore SX-64
IBM XT-286
Dell 486-SX 25mhz
Packard Bell DX2-66,eventually upgraded to DX4-100 mhz
White box Pentium 90 mhz
E-machines celeron 400 mhz

Custom here on out

[1999-2000] AMD Athlon Slot A 750 Mhz / Geforce 256 / 256mb mem [first order from newegg?]
[8/2001] AMD Athlon Thunderbird 1.2ghz - crushed CPU die going to lan party with heavy cooper cooler
[2003?] AMD Athlon Thunderbird 1.4ghz / Geforce Gi 4200 128mb / 120 GB HDD
[2005?] AMD Athlon 3000+ Socket 754
[7/2007] AMD Athlon 5600+ Socket AM2 2.8ghz dual core / 7950GT -> 8800 GTS 512
[6/2008] [Intel Q9450 12MB
[9/2009] Intel i7-860
[7/2010] Intel i7-875K [friend wanted i7-860, paid almost full price for it, so I just upgraded]

And now an i7-3820, with intention on upgrading to a hex core... someday. Love the native SATA III and 8 DIMM slots that support 8gb sticks.
 

Dephcon

[H]ard|Gawd
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My main PCs over the years:
386
Pentium 120MHz
Pentium III 1GHz
Athlon 2500+
Athlon FX55
Core2 e6750
 

DoubleTap

2[H]4U
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C-64
Amiga 500
Amiga 500 40mhz 68030
Compaq 486/25mhz
Pentium 90
Pentium 133 (Voodoo 1)
Athlon 650 (Voodoo Banshee, 3500, 5500)
AMD XP1800+ (Geforce 2, Ti4600)
AMD XP3000+ (5900 Ultra)
Pentium D 950 (ATI 1950)
Intel 5400 (ATI 4850)
Intel i5 750 (ATI 4870X2)
Intel i7 2600k (GTX480 SLI, GTX 680 SLI)

Doesn't seem like that much for 30 years...
 

atarione

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KII 400
P3 1Ghz
AMD XP 1700+
AMD XP 1800+
AMD XP 2500+
AMD Athlon64 3200+
AMD Athlon 64 FX55
C2D E4600
C2D E5200
I5-750
I5-2500K
 

Mannymal

Limp Gawd
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Pentium 90
Pentium 2 400Mhz
Celeron 366 @ 550Mhz (my first overclock)
AMD Duron 1600+ overclocked to something I dont remember
AMD Barton 2500+ overclocked to something I dont remember
Core 2 Duo E6400 @ 3.2Ghz
Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3.2Ghz
i7 2600k @ 4.5Ghz
 

Krystm

Weaksauce
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Mar 8, 2012
Messages
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Commadore 64
286
386
486 SX
486 DX
Pentium 66
Pentium 233
Celeron 533
AMD Thunderbird 700 (if I remember right)
Major Jump
Intel P4 3.0 HT
E3820
QX9650

Coming Soon
3770K
 

Low Roller

[H]ard|Gawd
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Jun 24, 2004
Messages
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55mhz something or other
PII 333mhz
Celeron 566mhz, ran @850mhz
XP1800+
AMD 3200+
Q6600
i7 920
i5 2500k
 

evanesce

Limp Gawd
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That's amazing that most of you remember all your CPU's over the years. I could never remember everything there's been so many. My first CPU I believe was a 286 Packard Bell, but before that was a Tandy Color Computer 3. I still got the COCO3, wonder if it's worth anything :p
 

cantonknees

Limp Gawd
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Apr 10, 2012
Messages
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pentium 266 mhz?
celeron 300 mhz?
pentium II 400 mhz
pentium III 800 mhz <---my first overclock! to 1ghz i think
athlon xp 1600+
athlon xp 1800+
athlon 64 3200+
athlon x2 4800+
intel c2d e8400
intel c2q 9450
intel core i7 920

next will be ivy bridge most likely. what a trip down memory lane though. nice thread!
 
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