Your CPU progression

NoTrigger

Limp Gawd
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AMD Athlon XP 1800+
AMD Athlon 64 3000+
AMD Athlon X2 4400+
Intel Q9550

Don't plan on upgrading until the next generation of Intel's come out since I'm content with the performance the Q9550 offers when paired with a SSD.
 

Farkle

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This list doesn't include all of my clear side-steps (such as getting an i5 750 shortly after my i7 920 for HTPC duty or a 1090T and 620 Propus for file server duties during this period):

Zilog Z80 (TRS-80)
MOS 6510 (C=64)
Motorola 68000 (Macintosh 64k)
Intel 8088 (4.777MHz turbo!)
Intel 286-16
Intel 386SX-25
Motorola 68030 (Macintosh LC2, hand-me-down, used it for music-related stuff)
Cyrix 486SRX2-50 (an "overdrive" for my 386, that was slower than a 386DX-40 in the real world)
IBM 486DLC-25 (first time I didn't have to hit F5 to play Doom without lag...)
AMD 486DX2-66
Motorola 68EC020 (Amiga 1200, still have this machine in my closet)
AMD 486DX4-100 (first computer I bought with my own money -- I was 16 and worked all summer to buy this rig and a beater car, then the following Christmas my grandparents got me a Pentium-60.... FML)
Intel Pentium-60 (with FPU bug)
Intel Pentium-75 (traded a friend my Pentium-60 and a GUS Max sound card, he later traded back because he didn't get his parents permission first)
Cyrix 6x86 133 "166 rating" (Egghead Software suckered me into buying this with a magazine issue showing benchmarks that it was faster than the Pentium-133 I was intending on purchasing, it died from overheating and Cyrix refused warranty service.)
Intel Pentium 133
AMD K6 233 (killed my beloved TX97-E motherboard, Asus was cool about it though and sent me a replacement even though the processor was unsupported with their board)
Intel Pentium 166 MMX
Intel Pentium 233 MMX
Intel Pentium Pro
Intel Celeron 300A (464MHz every day with a sandwich cooler, 504MHz benchmarks with a box fan on the open case side, favorite CPU ever)
AMD K6-2 300 (killed it trying to reach extreme clock rates on LN2)
AMD K6-2 333 (see above, except I cracked the motherboard due to an improper seal around the socket this time, rather than outright killing it directly)
AMD K6-3 450
Transmeta Crusoe TM5800 (it was slow, but I had a hard on for the possibility of flashing it to SPARC microcode down the road -- which never happened)
AMD Athlon 650 (slot A)
Intel Pentium-III 733
AMD AthlonXP 1600+
AMD AthlonXP 1800+
AMD AthlonXP 1600+ * 2 (painted to MP, got an extra 1600+ from a friend for upgrading his computer to a Pentium 4)
AMD AthlonMP 2200+ * 2 (damn you cheap Pricewatch deals and my perpetual "must go faster" craving)
Intel Pentium4 2.26B (iCute power supply caused a fire in my case, still have this CPU but have never trusted it in production since)
Intel Pentium4 2.4C
Intel Pentium-M 735
Intel Pentium4 3.0C
AMD Athlon64 3200+ (winchester)
AMD Athlon64 3200+ (venice, needed more RAM)
AMD Opteron 165
PowerMac G5 2GHz dual core (excellent space heater, music workstation at the time)
AMD Athlon64 FX-60 (maxed out my 939 SLI-D board RAM/CPU to try to hold out another 6 months, didn't work, e-peen got the better of me)
Intel Core2Duo E6600 (bad luck, had a 2.9GHz overclocker dud without massive voltage)
Intel Core2Duo E8400
Intel Core2Quad Q6600 (680i first revision board wouldn't overclock... still use this system today as a test bench to confirm hardware died)
Intel Core2Quad Q9300 (Fry's rebate on board/CPU combo, intended to try to return Q9300 and use my Q6600, but I ended up just using the Q9300 instead because it hit 3.5GHz at stock volts)
Intel Xeon E5450 * 2 (Skulltrail music workstation, those VST effects are hungry when they're against 16 tracks)
Intel i7 920 (current gaming PC)

Don't intend on upgrading until my i7 920 (3.6GHz) is 30% slower than current enthusiast CPU at stock speeds. I wasted a lot of money in the past chasing that extra 5-10% and stroking my e-penis with synthetic benchmarks, and upgrading just because whatever video card I bought at the time wasn't 100% efficient with the previous CPU bandwidth. Not anymore, I have other expensive hobbies that are filling that gap! :D Guess I'm not [H]ard anymore, and I don't feel like I wasted as much money after seeing Dan_D's post :D
 

Cryptic1911

Limp Gawd
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3x Commodore c64
Intel 486 dx2 66 - shuttle mobo
Intel Pentium 100 - shuttle mobo
Intel Pentium 166mmx
Intel Pentium 200mmx @233mhz
Intel Pentium 200mmz @250mhz
dual Intel Celeron 300A's at 450mhz - abit bp6 w/ dual golden orbs
dual Intel Celeron 300A's at 504mhz - abit bp6 w/ dual golden orbs
dual Intel P3 733mhz @ 1004mhz - abit vp6
dual Intel P3 933mhz @ 1ghz - abit vp6
dual Intel P3 1ghz - abit vp6
Intel Mobile 2.0ghz
Intel P4 2.4ghz
Intel P4 2.4ghz
Intel P4 2.8ghz
Intel C2Q 2.4ghz - now a 4u rack server with parts that used to be a desktop machine
dual Intel Xeon 2.8ghz - mac pro
Intel Atom n270 - netbook
Intel Atom n330 - firewall
dual Intel Xeon 2.5ghz - 2u rack server
Intel i7 3770k @ 4.3ghz hackintosh
 

beersykins

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Main rig progression:
Pentium 120 MHz
Pentium II 300 MHz
AMD T-bird 1.2 GHz
AMD Athlon XP 1600+
AMD Athlon XP 1700+ T-bred
AMD Athlon XP 2500+
AMD Athlon 64 3000+
AMD Athlon 64 3800+ X2
AMD Opteron 165
AMD Phenom II X3 720
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T
AMD FX 8350

Side rigs:
AMD Athlon 64 1500+ (754)
AMD Sempron 145
AMD E-350 APU
AMD Athlon II X2 170u (unlocked to 270u, fileserver)
AMD Athlon II X2 260u (HTPC)
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ (HTPC, 939)
AMD Phenom II X3 B73 (Girlfriends, unlocked to X4)

Intel T5500 -> T7200 (upgraded laptop)
Intel T8300
Intel Celeron 331 (sold, lol)

I'm feeling self-conscious posting this list in an Intel subforum :p
 

darkdub

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AMD Athlon XP 1800+
AMD Athlon 64 3000+
AMD Athlon X2 4400+
Intel Q9550

Don't plan on upgrading until the next generation of Intel's come out since I'm content with the performance the Q9550 offers when paired with a SSD.

I'm with you on the SSD.

Before we built a new AMD for the outlaws, we added an SSD and maxed out the RAM of their old E2160 (roughly a quarter of the speed of that Q9550 according to cpubenchmark.net). It felt incredibly snappy. Ended up giving that E2160 rig to another family member, hence the new boxen.
 

Dudeyourlame

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Amd athlon 1700
Amd athlon xp 3000 " barton "
amd athlon 64 3200 "winchester" socket 939
intel core 2 duo ( blew my skull how fast it was )
Core i7 920
Core i7 3770k
i3 3220 built an htpc with it, also will serve as a gaming rig for when friends are over

thoughts:
Unsure why i felt like i needed to upgrade from the i7 920 to the 3770k.. looking back i wanted pci-e 3.0, Sata 6 Gb/s, and i didnt want to repurchase a socket 1366 motherboard for just that reason... either way now my brother in law has a gaming rig so we can game together :D
 
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Tzvia

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Hmm... Let's see if I can remember at least the main progression...
2 Commodor 64s.
Commodor 128
10mhz 286
16mhz 386DX
33 mhz 386DX
33 mhz 486
66/33 mhz 486DX2
233 K6 AMD
512 mhz Pentium Slot 1
AMD Athlon 1.4 ghz
AMD Athlon XP 2500+
AMD Athlon X2 4400+
AMD Athlon FX-60
Intel Core2 Duo E6700
Intel Core2Quad Q6600
Intel 3770K
 

spudboy

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286
486
Pentium 166
Athlon 700
Athlon XP 2000+
P4 2.4C Northwood
Core 2 Quad Q9450 Yorkfield

The Q9450 has been a tank. I almost pulled the trigger on an Ivy Bridge system last month but decided to wait for Haswell.
 

L0s7 4 Lyf3

Limp Gawd
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486 DX-4(?) 120MHz

Celeron 400MHz

Athlon XP 1800 or 2100 for a short while

P4 2.4GHz

Barton 2500+

AXP 3000+

A64 3200+

A64x2 3800+

i5 750
 

killmenow

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Celeron 533MHz
Pentium III 1GHz
Pentium 4 2.4B/Athlon XP 2400+
Athlon 64 3200+ Winchester
Athlon 64 3200+ Venice
Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego
Xeon E3110
i7-2600K
 

SimGuy

Limp Gawd
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Motorola 6809E (Tandy TRS-80 lol)
Intel 80286 8 MHz (IBM PS/2)
Intel 80386 SX-16 (complete with Turbo button!)
Intel 80486 DX/2-66 (33 MHz, 2x multiplier and FPU!)
AMD KR133 486 Overdrive Chip (aka Am5x86) - (Supposed P133 performance for Socket 3... more like P75..)
Intel Pentium 75 P54C (yes... FDIV bug)
Intel Pentium 166 MMX P55C
Intel Pentium 233 MMX P55C
Intel Pentium 2 233 Klamath (Slot 1)
Intel Pentium 2 350 Deschutes (Slot 1)
AMD K6-2 400
AMD K6-3 450
Intel Pentium 3 550-E Coppermine (Slot 1, 100 MHz Bus Speed, 5.5x Multiplier, PC133 RAM. Change FSB in BIOS, 550E became 733E with extra cooling. :) )
AMD Athlon K75 Pluto 750 (Slot A, 50% speed off-die cache)
AMD Athlon Thunderbird 800 (Slot A, 40% speed off-die cache)
AMD Athlon Thunderbird 1000B (Slot A, full-speed on-die cache)
Intel Pentium 4 2266B (S478 Northwood, RDRAM... eww)
Intel Pentium 4 2400C (S478 Northwood, DDR SDRAM)
Intel Pentium 4 3200E (S478 Prescott, DDR SDRAM)
AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 ClawHammer
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield

Probably due for an upgrade :D
 
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dgingeri

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OK. I'll bite.

1. Intel 486SX-25
2. Intel 486DX2-50
3. Intel DX4-100 overdrive
4. Cyrix 5x86-PR150
5. Cyrix 5x86-PR200+
6. Intel P3-450
7. AMD Athlon 800, socket A
8. AMD Athlon 1200
9. AMD Athlon XP 1700+
10. AMD Athlon 64 3400+ socket 754
11. AMD Athlon 64 3500+ socket 939
12. AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ socket 939
13. AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ socket AM2
14. Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
15. Intel Core i7 920
16. Intel Core i7 2600k presently in use
 

Private_Ops

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AMD K6-2 (350MHz I beleive?)
Celeron 1.1GHz
3Ghz Pentium 4
Opteron 144
Wolfdale e5200 (Think thats what it was, had it only briefly)
Athlon BE-2400 (Loved it, still have it)
Celeron G540 (Girlfriends now)
Athlon X2 555BE

Have an Opteron 1222 I'm toying with to, planning on picking up a Third Gen AM2+ quad Opty to.
 

SpeedyVV

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Intel 80286
{Long time using work computers}
Intel Pentium D 960
Intel E4300
Intel Q6600
Intel Xeon 2490X 6 Cores (QA8V) Socket R (LGA2011-0) @ 4.5 GHz
 

Araxie

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Pentium 200mhz
Pentium MMX233mhz,
Pentium II 450mhz
Pentium IV 1.4ghz(burned)
Pentium IV 1.5ghz (mobo damaged)
Pentium IV 1.8hz
Pentium IV 2.8ghz
Pentium IV HT 3.06ghz
Pentium IV HT S775 3.8ghz
Pentium E5300 2.6ghz@3.4ghz (my bro at same i had the E8400 but i bought ^^)
Core 2 duo E8400 3.0ghz@3.8ghz(still in use on my bro's pc but stock speed)
Core 2 quad Q9500 2.8ghz@3.6ghz
Core i7 2600 3.4ghz@4.2ghz
Core i7 3770k (sold and back to i7 2600).
 

Pecka

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1: Motorola 68000
2: Motorola 68LC040
3: Pentium 120 MHz
4: Pentium 133 MHz
5: Pentium III 500 MHz
6: Pentium 4 Northwood 1,8 GHz
7: Pentium 4 Prescott 3,0 GHz
8: Core 2 Duo Conroe 2,4 GHz
9: Core i5 430M Nehalem 2,27 GHz

Some big jumps in performance there. :)
 

redrage

Limp Gawd
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Intel 8080
Intel 286sx
Intel 486DX
Intel Pentium 133mhz
Intel Pentium 200mhz (i think)
Intel Pentium 2 300mhz

Alpha Raptor Workstation
I don't remember the chip exactly but was 64bit
and blew away my other systems at the time on SETI.
Still have this bad boy... i call it the Purple Pentium Eater.

Intel Pentium 2 450mhz
Intel Celeron 266 @at 466(ithink) on air..
by air I mean no heatsink or fan... lasted a month or two running seti..
after witch it still worked but wouldn't clock any more.
Even tried a peltier unit to get it back up with no luck
turned into a package opener
these where beastly for the time/price

Intel Pentium 3 600mhz
Dual Intel P3 900mhz (clocked to 1.2 if i remember right)
two Dual Celeron setups, one at 366mhz and another at 450mhz

The switch to AMD...
Dual Althon MP 1800
(don't remember models of these..
Athlon X2
Athlon AM2 X3
Athlon AM3 X3

AMD Phenom 1090T x6

Back to Intel...
Intel i7-3930k

Next will be the high end IB-E if I can pull it off.

there are a bunch of others in there but those are the highlights for my personal use. (HTPC's and laptops)

at one time i had 13PCs in my bedroom at my parents house varing from P2,Celerons to the, Athlon MP running SetiCLI. Wasn't till I moved out and started paying for the electric bill did i realize how much running seti had been costing them.
 

Pyroja

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I'll start with the first computer that was ever truly my own, which I was given in the Summer of 2000.

AMD K6 166mhz
AMD K6-2 333mhz (OC'd to 380, FSB from 66 to 100) Nov '00
AMD Athlon XP 1700+ (1.53ghz, I think) Jan '02
AMD Athlon X2 3800+ 2.0ghz (OC'd to 2.6ghz) Dec '05
Intel C2Q Q6600 2.4ghz (OC'd to 3.4ghz) Nov '08

That's only for my main desktop though. I've had dozens of other computers that I've not really kept track of.
 

c3k

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Intel 486DX (Yeah, I paid extra for the math coprocessor, baby! ;) and I ponied up for big hard-drive: 200mb ) ~ '92 ish +/- a few.

Several others, afterwards.

Currently:
Intel q6600
Amd FX8350
Amd 1090T

Next:
Haswell to replace the q6600. Just because.

(Some of you guys are incredible!)
 

cantoncobaltsssc

Limp Gawd
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Pentium 3 650
AMD Athlon XP 3000
AMD Athlon 64 3700
AMD Ahtlon 64 x2 4400
Q9550 12 meg @ 3.8 (Wife's computer now)
i5 3570k @ 4.4 (Sold to my buddy at work)
i7 3770k @ 4.4
 

socialjazz

Weaksauce
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486DX-33
486DX-66(upgraded from 33)
Pentium II 400mhz
Pentium IV 1500mhZ
Ahtlon Barton-core 1800Mhz (Totally ripped apart my P4 1.5Ghz, cheap and very good to overclock too).
AMD 64 3500 (nice performance but bad for overclocking)
Core2duo E8500
i7 2600k (present - overclocked to 4.5Ghz if needed, but dropped to 4.2Ghz for daily use due to much lower max temp. Best chip I own so far in terms of overclocking).
 

0ptional

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P3 866
Athlon XP 2000+
Athlon XP 2500+ Barton
Pentium 4 2.4 "C"
Athlon 64 X2 4800+
Core 2 Duo E6400
Core 2 Quad Q6600
Core i7 950
...
To be continued.
 

RangerXML

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Main rig:
Intel 386 (no mathco)
Intel 486 100mhz (ran it with out a heatsink into the ground)
Intel Celeron 600mhz
AMD Athlon 1300+
AMD Athlon 64 3200+
AMD Athlon 64 4000+
AMD Athlon 64 x2 4600+
Intel Core 2 Quad q6700 @ 3.33Ghz
Intel Core i7 930 (use to be main, currently is my secondary)
Intel Core i7 3770k (current, as of April 2013)

Other systems (given to me and made into secondary rigs):
AMD Athlon XP 1800+
AMD Athlon XP 2200+
AMD Semperon 3000+
AMD Athlon 64 3000+
AMD Athlon 64 3500+
AMD Athlon x2 4200+

Notebooks:
Intel Pentium M 1.4Ghz
Intel Core 2 Duo T7200 2.0Ghz (x3)
Intel Celeron 900 (EeePc 701)
Intel Core 2 Duo e6700 2.66Ghz (desktop CPU)
Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 2.26Ghz
Intel Core 2 Duo T9900 3.06Ghz
AMD Fusion E-350 APU (secondary)
Intel Core i7 2670QM 3.10Ghz (current main notebook)

*Updated*
 

BatJoe

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I won't list anything before P4.

Intel P4 Northwood
AMD Athlon64
Intel Q9400
Intel Q9550
Intel i7 2600k
Intel i7 3930k
 

Nicartis

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Intel Pentium 100Mhz
Intel P3 450Mhz
Intel P4 1.8Ghz
AMD Athlon 64 3000+
Intel Q6600
Intel i7 2600k
 

Matija

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286/16
386SX/25
486DX/40
5x86/133
Celeron 300A@450
Tualatin 1000@1333
E4300 1800@2400
 

@dmin

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Intel Pentium Pro
AMD K6 something
Pentium 4
Pentium 3 (laptop)
AMD 3600 x2
AMD 6000 x2
C2D (laptop)
Intel q9450 <- the only processor that I still look back on fondly Mostly because my group of friends had time to play games together.
intel i7 920 C0
intel i7 920 D0
intel i7 930
intel i7 2760qm (laptop)
intel i5 2500k
intel i7 2600k
intel i5 3570k
intel i7 3770k

Countless other in there for servers and stuff (sempron's, amd 620 x4, i3, x3 4600+, and some other junk)
 

dhappy

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Intel C2D E7300
AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE
Intel 2550K
Intel 3225
Intel 2500k

I never sold any of these, all of them are still working and of use.
 

kashifme21

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100MHZ DX 4 486 1995
300MHZ AMD K6 1997
300MHZ Intel Celeron OC to 450MHZ 1998
450MHZ Pentium 3 OC to 600MHZ 1999
700MHZ Pentium 3 OC tp 933MHZ 2001
AMD Athlon 64 (cant remember clock rate) 2004
2.4GHZ Core 2 Duo 2006
2.66GHZ I7 920 OC to 3.5 GHZ 2008
3.33GHZ I7 980X OC to 4.0GHZ 2011 (This one is still in use along with the new rig below)
3.2 GHZ I7 3930k OC to 4.5GHZ 2012
 
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Only including CPUs used in my primary system my list is as follows:

AMD Athlon XP 2500+
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650
Intel Core i7-3930k
 
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AMD Duron 1800
AMD Athlon XP 3200+
AMD Athlon 64 3200+
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700
Intel Core i7-970
- gotta love Intel Retail Edge, sure do miss it.
 

Drangueos

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Those who upgraded from
2600k
to
3570k
8MB cache to 6 MB cache... Is it even worth it?

2600k to a 3570k in my opnion is a downgrade (I7 to I5)..
I upgraded from a 2600K to a 3770K... and I only did that because I sold my 2600K for the same price I was going to pay on the new 3770K... if not.. doesn't worth the "upgrade"
 

/usr/sbin

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I've added more rigs over time.

Main PC: Pentium 60 -> Pentium 2 400 -> Athlon XP 1700 -> Pentium 4.0 Northwood -> Athlon 64 3700x2 -> C2D E7300 - Q6600 GO -> 2500K

Added a MediaCenter in 2010 started out as old parts: Athlon 64 3700x2 -> E3300 -> I3-2100

Added Home Server / Usenet Indexer in 2012: Atom 330 -> Q8400
 

the_servicer

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Started with PowerPC before my Intel days, then Celeron, then Pentium. I guess my needs aren't too demanding compared to many of you.
 
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