Your CPU progression

My progression is as follows (not including various 6502-based cpus in various video game consoles I've owned since my teens like the Atrai 2600 & Intellivision):

Commodore VIC 20
Commodore 64 (my all-time favorite home computer)
Commodore Amiga
286-based Radio Shack Tandy (my first real PC after my old VIC 20, C64 & Amiga, a hand-me-down from my nephew's in-laws)
AMD 5x86 (Pentium 1 75 MHz equivalent)
Athlon x2 4200
Pentium III Celeron (what a monstrosity that Slot 1 was!)
One more Athlon (can't remember which one)
Intel i5-3570K
Intel i5 4690K

And last (but definitely not least):

Intel i9 10850K (just waiting on the Asus Strix z490-E motherboard which I'm ordering tomorrow)
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For stuff I've owned

Pentium133 Overdrive
AMD K6-2 350
P2 Celeron 300A
Athlon XP 2500
p4 3.0/3.2C
AMD X2 6400
Intel SU7300
Couple Intel mobile i7s that I can't recall now
Intel i7-7700hq
AMD 5900x.
pentium 1 33
pentium 233
amd k6 380
amd k7 450
amd 800hmz
amd 1.0 thunderbird
amd athlon 2500 Barton
amd 3500
amd x2 3800
C2D 6200
C2Q 9400
Amd X4 9500
AMD x6
Intel i5 750
Intel i7 920
Intel i7 2600k
Dual Xeon E5-2687W
Intel i7 4970k
Amd Ryzen 1700x
Amd Ryzen 3600/i7 10750H laptop
Not including a whole mess of laptops along the way, my progression of desktops:

Texas Instruments TMS9900
Intel 286
Intel 386 DX
Intel 486 DX2
Intel 486 DX4
Intel Pentium
Intel Pentium Pro
Intel Pentium II
Intel Pentium III
Intel Celeron 300A
Intel Pentium 4
Intel Core 2 Duo E6700
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
Intel Core i7 4790k
AMD 5900x

The two that held on for and lasted the longest were the Q6600 (~7 years) and then the 4790K (~6 years)
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Intel Pentium 60MHz (Packard Bell as well. Even used a screw driver to pry the CPU from the socket without using the latch release. Then put it back in by force. Minus a row or two (or a few), it still works. Good thing too because it was the first and only computer we had at the time and I used it as a learning experience because I was bored.)

Intel Pentium Pro 200MHz
AMD K6-2 350MHz
Intel Pentium II 450MHz
AMD Athlon 500Mhz
Intel Pentium 4 1.7GHz Willemette (first overclocking experience... to 1.8GHz)
Intel Pentium 4 1.6A @ 2.133 (w/ Intel 850) then @ 2.4 (w/ Intel 845 DDR)
Intel Pentium 4 3.0 HT (socket 478)
Intel Pentium D 920 (2.8GHz: Pointless "upgrade" just to jump on the PCI-e bandwagon)
Intel Core2Duo E4500 @ 3.0GHz
Intel Core2Duo E8400 @ stock (yet another pointless upgrade cause my OC to 3.6? is unstable according to IntelBurnTest.)
Guess I will update my list. Looking back at my post, I totally forgot about having an E4500 and I actually overclocked it. Thought I stopped overclocking with my 1.6A. To add to my list:

Intel Core i3 2100
Intel Core i5 3570k (never overclocked it)

Then went laptop exclusive for ~7 years because of a traveling job and was never home (i7-4700HQ & i7-7700HQ). Now that is over:

AMD Ryzen 7 5800x (went to MicroCenter a few times and wanted a 5600x, but they were sold out and the 5800x happen to be available on my third trip so I just picked it up)
5800X vs 10700K, both same 8C/16T, X = $449 and K = $249, price difference $200. What could've you bought with an extra $200 in your pocket? I thought about getting one but the performance difference was negligible to considering spending $200 extra.

K =

X =

There are plenty of them in Fairfax, VA =>+Cross_Sell+>+Cross+Sell+CPUs+AMD+AM4+Specific
Bought the 5800x back in December when those processor were not as plentiful.

True, I could have saved money and went Intel. I probably should have, but I kind of picked my other parts based on a 5600x build I already planned. Plus, I had intention to get a RTX 30 series or Radeon 6 series (got a 6800xt from this forum) and wanted a motherboard with pcie 4.0 support, whether or not I will notice the difference. I even foolishly spent more money on a ssd just to get one that supports pcie 4.0.
This is by no means complete. There have always been multiple PCs, and I can't remember the exact specs of them all.

386-SLC 25Mhz
Cyrix 150 120Mhz
Pentium 1 200Mhz MMX passively cooled with Micron heatsink. Love that thing. Still have it. PSU is probably on borrowed time.
AMD K62-300
Celeron 300A @464Mhz in an Acer HX08 tower case. Bought it when I got out of boot camp. Kept the Sparkle 300W PSU from this case for over 15 years before I finally tossed it. Solid PSU.
P3 450Mhz in a Chenbro tower. Also a great case.
P3 600Mhz
Athon 500 Slot-A
Athlon 1Ghz
P4 2.4 Ghz In a Ultra Microfly case. Was a lovely toaster.
P4 3.0 Ghz
Core 2 Duo 6300. CM690 case, amongst others.
Core 2 Quad Q6600
Core i7-920 - Back when used socket 1366 workstations were ~$150 on eBay. I miss those days.
Xeon X5690
Core i7-4790k - Former gaming rig. Lives on as a media PC and transcoding box. ITX motherboard in an NZXT Phantom tower.. lol
Ryzen 3900
My personal rigs:
Pentium 4
Core 2 Quad Q6600
Core i7 920
Xeon x5650
Core i7 8700
Core i7 10700k
Core i9 10850k

I had a few amd cpus but they were never on my main rigs and just side projects and I can't remember the names of any of them.
Too many to remember, but the last 3...

i7-9700 (current build)
Definitely by no means complete, but these were the ones that were in my desktop rigs since middle school. Unless otherwise noted, I still have those CPUs in a build, or in storage!

Pentium MMX 200MHz (probably sold or donated the pc when I was in high school)
Pentium II 400MHz (sold the desktop years ago)
Athlon Thunderbird 1.2GHz (sold the desktop to a family friend years ago)
Athlon XP 2000+
Pentium 4 2.4GHz Northwood
Pentium 4 2.8GHz Northwood
Pentium 4 3.4GHz Prescott
Core 2 Duo E6600
Core 2 Duo E8400
Core 2 Quad Q6600
Core 2 Quad Q9550 (bought it from eBay for $16 1-2 years ago)
AMD E-350 (on a MSI E350IA-E45 mini ITX system)
Core i5-2500K
Core i5-3570K (sold to a friend last year)
Core i7-3770 (in a Dell Optiplex 9010 SFF purchased last year off eBay)
Core i5-4590 (in a HP ProDesk 400 G1)
Ryzen 7 1800X
Xeon E5-2689
Ryzen 7 3700X (Current)
Core i7-9700K (For VR rig)
Ones I've personally owned:

AMD Athlon 3600+
AMD Phenom II 955 BE
Intel i5-2500k OC to 5.2
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X

Honestly I thought I had owned more, but thinking back that covers about 20 years 🤔
Of course I used computers back to a 286
6510 by MOS Technology
286 by Intel
486dx2 by Intel
Pentium E2140 by Intel
i7-3960x by Intel
T9600 by Intel
Core M-5Y31 by Intel
Radio Shack - TRS-80 (2.03 MHz) - (Zilog) Z-80 processor - Mom's computer in college
Toshiba T1000LE I am pretty sure the CPU was an 8080 - First computer I used in the Army
286 - 16 Mhz
386SX - 33 MHz
486DX4 - 75 MHz
Pentium MMX
Pentium III - 600 Mhz - "Coppermine"
Pentium M - 1.5 Ghz
Core2Quad - 6600
i5 - 750 - Lynnfield At this point you start to see my
i7 - 860
i7 - 4790k
i9 - 7900x
i9 - 10980xe
Amiga 500
Amiga 500 40Mhz 68030 side car
486 33Mhz
Pentium 90
Pentium 133
Pentium 2 333
Athlon 600
Athlon XP1800
Intel E5200
Intel 2600K
Intel 7700K (delid)
Intel 8700K (delid, then WC)
Intel 11900K (in 10 days)

I guess not that many CPUs, but I've been a user since my dad let me play on the Wang mini systems in 1976...
386dx40 (my first build)
486sx25 (oc/33)
6x86 200
Athlon 600
Dual athlon 1200 palomino
Dual athlon 1477/1600+
A64-3000 (C0) socket 754
C2Q 6600
C2D 5600 (mbp)
i7-3770 (non k)
Ryzen 7 1700
i7-9700k (briefly)
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let's see if i can remember them all, lots of changes, switched to mobile for a while. I really can't even remember all of them.

Pentium 66mhz
Athlon K6-2 366mhz
AMD Duron 700
AMD Athlon XP+
AMD Athlon 3000+
Opteron 165
AMD Athlon XP again?
Intel e8400
Intel i5 760
intel i5 2500k
Intel 4670k
Intel 3820QM
Intel 6700HQ
Intel i7 960
Intel Xeon x5670
i7 9700k
i7 4790k
Ryzen 5 1600
Ryzen 5 2600x
i7 3770 (plex)
Pentium G3220 (plex)
Ryzen 5 3600
intel i7 6900k
Ryzen 7 5800x
Played with some 286/386/486 stuff that wasn't mine, before parents got our family our first PC and started the list:
Pentium 166
Duron 650
Pentium 3 1GHz (or thereabouts)
Athlon 3400+ (S754)
Intel Core Duo mobile something
Several Intel Core 2 Duos mobile somethings
Phenom II 720
Phenom II 555 unlocked to 955 :)
Intel Core i5 760 (or thereabouts)
Intel Core i5 4570k
Ryzen 5 1600 (Yey! Back to team AMD!!!)
Ryzen 5 2600X
Ryzen 7 3800X

Also had a NAS/servers rig with
C2D-based Xeon something
AMD AM1 5150
AMD Ryzen 3400G

Countless other P4/Athlon/Sempron/Turion/C2D/Core-i/PowerPC CPU's went through my hands for systems I've built or fixed for sale. Have a box of old CPUs in my "collection", even have one of them golden pentium pro's. :D
Too many to list really. I've got through a lot in 30 years.

From Intel DX33 to 5960X...
Too many to list, but our first family computer was an Apple IIc with color monitor. Played countless hours of The Bard's Tale and Ultima IV on that thing. Never had an Amiga or Commodore :(
First PC was a generic beige box 8086 running what had to be original DOS. It booted up to a text menu of apps/games and one of them was Rogue :) I really hated the letter D.
Pentium/166 (would OC to 180/60, but faster at 166/66)
AMD K6/233 (OC 262.5)
AMD K6/266 (OC 337.5)
AMD K6-2/300 (OC 400)
AMD K6-III/400 (OC 420)
Pentium II/366 (laptop)
Pentium III/500 (OC 624)
AMD Athlon/600 (OC 750)
Atom N280 1.6GHz (laptop)
AMD Athlon64 3200+ (OC 2.2GHz)
Intel Core2Duo laptop (2.2GHz? - laptop hardware bores me)
Intel i5 laptop (1st gen, 2.4GHz?)
Intel Pentium G3258 (OC 4.4 at 1.3v, prime/avx stable)
Intel i7 5820K (OC 4.3 at 1.28 - prime/avx stable) killed in 1 month (Asus OV bug)
Intel i7 5820K (OC 4.5 at 1.25 - but not prime/avx stable - afraid of killing it) killed in 3 months (Asus OV bug)
Intel i7 5820K (OC 4.6 at 1.22 - but not prime/avx stable - afraid of killing it) killed in one year (cache at 4.4/1.2 might have killed it)
Intel i7 5820K (OC 4.0 at 1.15 - prime/avx stable) still works, pretty much a dud so it had an easy life
Intel i5 4690K (OC 4.2 at 1.2 - delidded, prime/avx stable, crappy mobo) something else I picked up along the way
Intel i7 5960X (OC 4.2 at 1.17 - prime/avx stable) current 24/7, j-batch score on e-bay. Good, but not great.
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Intel Celeron 1.3 GHz (this was in some e-machines desktop, I think I still have this chip but I would need to look for it)
Intel Pentium 4 3.4GHz (Dell Dimension 4200i, chip is gone but I still have the original Mobo from it)
AMD Athlon II 2.4GHz (this was in some HP laptop, dont remember much about it)
Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 1.3 GHz (my first computer, a Dell Alienware M11x R1, factory overclockable to something outrageous for mobile, cant remember the frequency though)
(x2) Intel Xeon Processor 5160 3GHz (my first desktop, Dell Precision 490 with dual CPUs)
Intel Core i7-4790K (the first computer I built myself, kept it as my main till the 8700 came out with the old parts going to my brother)
Intel Core i7-8700K (full rebuild upgrade time)
Intel Core i9-9900KF (upgraded previous last build to a 9900KF and put the 8700K into a secondary PC)

Then all of the CPUs in my collection
Core i9-9900K SRG19 (x1) [In Use]
Core i3-6100 SR2HG (x1)
Pentium G3258 SR1V0 (x1)
Core i7-4790K SR219 (x3)
Core i7-4790 SR1QF (x1) [In Use]
Core i7-4770 SR149 (x2)
Core i7-4771 SR1BW (x1)
Xeon E5-2680V2 SR1A6 (x2) [both in use]
Xeon E5-2667V2 SR19W (x2)
Xeon E5-2650V2 SR1A8 (x2) [both in use]
Xeon E5-2667 SR0KP (x2)
Core i7-860 SLBJJ (x2)
Core 2 Extreme QX9770 SLAWM (x1)
Core 2 Extreme QX9650 SLAWN (x1)
Core 2 Extreme Q6850 SLAFN (x1)
Core 2 Quad Q9450 SLAWR (x1)
Core 2 Quad Q6700 SLACQ (x1)
Core 2 Quad Q6600 SLACR (x2)
Core 2 Duo Q6650 SL9S8 (x1)
Core 2 Duo E8400 SLAPL (x1)
Core 2 Duo E6850 SLA9U (x1)
Pentium 4 3.4GHz SL7PP (x2)
Pentium 4 3.4GHz SL7Q8 (x1)
Pentium 4 2GHz SL5YR (x1)

I've got a bunch of other pretty worthless 478 and 775 Pentium 4s that, as well as some worthless mobile chips I cant remember off the top of my head.
I might also have more than 3 4790K's as well as some 4690K and non K's, I cant remember.
Not in exact order but fairly close…

Amd 386 with Cirix 387 fastmath
Intel Pentium 166mmx
Intel Pentium 233mmx
Intel Pentium II 350
Intel Pentium III 550E
Intel Celeron 533@800
Intel Celeron 566@850
Intel Celeron 600@1Ghz
AMD Athlon Slot A 650
AMD Duron 900
Intel Pentium 3 750@1Ghz
AMD Athlon 1Ghz Thunderbird
Intel Pentium III 1Ghz
Intel Pentium 4 A 1.6Ghz
AMD Athlon XP 1600+
AMD Athlon XP 2500+ @2.53Ghz
Intel Pentium 4 3Ghz Northwood
Intel Pentium D 820 2.8
Intel Pentium 4 [email protected]
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
AMD Phenom 9600
AMD Phenom 555
Intel Core 2 Quad 9550
Intel Core i7 920
AMD Phenom x4 955BE
AMD Phenom x4 965BE
AMD FX 6300
Intel Core i5 2500k
Intel Core i5 4590k
Intel Core i7 7700k
AMD Ryzen 1600
AMD Ryzen 2600
AMD Ryzen 3600
Intel Core i5 [email protected]
Intel Core i7 9900k
Amd Ryzen 3950x
Amd Ryzen 3700x
Intel Core i7 10700k@5Ghz
Amd Ryzen 5800x / Amd 386dx 40mhz

yes… I have a fully working Amd 386dx 40mhz system for older games. Why emulate when the real stuff is far more fun.

Since my Pentium 3 550E I haven’t kept the same cpu for more than a year, I just get board with them and I’ll even downgrade or swap over to team red/blue. The Pentium D 820 was by far the worst CPU I’ve owned, it’s gaming performance sucked. Reminded me of my dads K6-2 500 trying to run Hitman 1.

Currently running the 5800x which has pretty decent performance but I will probably go back to Intel within the next few months with a 10600k/10700k just to get back into OC’ing the piss out of it.

For me it’s not about getting those extra 10fps, or cutting render times down by 10 minutes… if that wasn’t already obvious from my numerous downgrades lol, I just love the tech and like trying different setups. And OC’ing.
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Intel 486DX 33MHz
AMD K6-2 350MHz
Athlon XP 1800+ 1533MHz
Athlon XP 3200+ 2200MHz
Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz (Fried MoBo/CPU)
Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz
Core i7 2600k 3.4GHz

I've only had two more computers since then...

Core i7 3770S 3.1GHz. It performed the same as a normal 3770 in stress tests and benchmarks, I somehow managed to run it at 3.9GHz for its whole life, and seemed to run a little cooler than a normal 3770 even at 3.9GHz, so I just kept it... for 9 years.

Core i7 11700K 3.6Ghz. After upgrading from Sandy Bridge to Ivy Bridge by rationalizing my purchase in light of PCI-E 3.0, I promised myself I wouldn't upgrade again until Intel either put out a PCI-E 4.0 board, or released a 10nm desktop processor. I had a much longer wait than I expected. I'm expecting that now that I bought a 14nm processor, the next one is going to be 10nm just because that's how these things always go for me. LOL. 4 cores and 8 threads really only started to hurt around 2019 or so, when a few things started becoming more multi-threaded and and I started compiling stuff more. Hopefully 8 cores and 16 threads is plenty for a while. Feels like I'm running a dang server here with that many cores and threads.
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Pentium 2 350
AMD Duron 700mhz
AMD Athon 1.1ghz
AMD Athlon Barton 2600+ 1.8ghz
AMD Athon X2 +6000 3.0ghz

Stopped PC gaming and went to consoles for 4 years

Intel Core i5 2500k
Intel Skylake 6700k
Intel Coffee Lake 8700k
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VIC 20
Commodore 64
Commodore 128
Commodore Amiga 2000
486 SX
Pentium 120
Pentium Pro 180
Celeron 300A
Pentium III 733
Athlon XP 1800+
Athlon XP 2500+
Athlon 64 3500
Athlon 64 X2 4800
Core 2 E8400
Ryzen 9 5950x

These are just CPUs in my main system over the years. I’ve had a ton of other Athlons, Core 2 Duo/Quads, Xeons, Ryzens, etc. in secondary systems.

Note: I still own all of my original Commodore machines, which are between 32 and 40 years old now. Around 2012, I pulled them all out and had them running and even bought an Amiga 3000 and refurbed it after successfully refurbishing my Amiga 2000.
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Damn, I posted in this thread 12 years ago :eek:

An update to my original (main system only):

Pentium 200mhz (1998)
Pentium II 350mhz (1999)

Duron 800mhz (2000)
AXP 1900 (2002)
About 6 Socket A processors ranging from 1700 JIUHB's to XP-M Bartons
A64 3000 Newcastle (2004)
A64 3400 Clawhammer
A64 3400-M Newark (O/C to 2.6ghz) (2005)
Opteron 165 (2006)

E8400 C2D (2008)
Q9650 C2Q (2009)
i7 920 (2009)

-------------------------- (since 2009 post)
i7 2600k (2012)
i7 4770k (2013)
i7 4790k (2014)
i7 8700k (2018)
i9 9900k (2020)

R9 3900XT (2020)
R5 5600X (2021)
R9 5950X (2021)

6502 + Z80 (commodore 128)
PowerPC 601
PowerPC 750 G3 (Powerbook G3 bronze keyboard, still operational)
Sparc 1
2 or 3 PowerPC G4 (TiBooks and iMac G4's)
Sparc 10 1x SuperSPARC
UltraSPARC II 450 MHz (ultra 60)
Core 2 Duo E8135 (early 2009 iMac)
Core 2 Duo P8600 (macbook pro)
Xeon W3520 (mac pro)
i5-4258U (late 2013 macbook pro) -- active
Xeon W3680 (MP upgrade)
Ryzen 2700X (2018) -- active
i7-9600K (2019 iMac) -- active
i5-xxxx (2020 macbook air) -- active

plus a semi random collection of Ryzen 1400's, 1600's, and a 2300X in the back room (2019).

There was a sandy bridge dell and an ivy bridge toshiba portege in the mix for a few months,
replaced by the 1600's.

The Mac Pro was the primary computer for 9 years, now it's the 2700X. I'm resisting the
temptation to drop in a 3700X or 5950X or something, going to wait for DDR5 and next
gen sockets. The 2700X is doing just fine for now.

A lot

Athlon xp barton 2400+
Tbred b 1700+
Athlon 64 3000 (s754)
A pentium M on the MATX desktop MSI motherboard
Pentium D 805
core 2 duo e8400 I think?
A phenom I can't remember the model number of?
A phenom x3 720?
an i5 something with dual channel ram (little shuttle pc with a gtx460)
AMD FX 6300
Ryzen 1600

I'm sure there are others I have for brief periods of time to tinker with
Pentium 90 MHz
Cyrix MII-233GP
Celeron 733 MHz
Athlon XP 2400+ / GeForce4 MX440
Athlon 64 3200+ / 6600 GT / 7800 GTX 512
Core 2 Quad Q9450 @ 3.2 GHz / 7800 GTX 512 / 9800 GX2 / HD 5850 / GTX 580
Core i7-4820K @ 4.6 GHz / GTX 580 / GTX 760 / GTX 780 Ti / GTX 1080 SLI / RTX 2080 Ti
Core i9-9900X @ 4.9 GHz / RTX 2080 Ti
Core i9-10900X @ 5.0 GHz / RTX 2080 Ti / RTX 3090
My progression is as follows (not including various 6502-based cpus in various video game consoles I've owned since my teens like the Atrai 2600 & Intellivision):

Commodore VIC 20
Commodore 64 (my all-time favorite home computer)
Commodore Amiga
286-based Radio Shack Tandy (my first real PC after my old VIC 20, C64 & Amiga, a hand-me-down from my nephew's in-laws)
AMD 5x86 (Pentium 1 75 MHz equivalent)
Athlon x2 4200
Pentium III Celeron (what a monstrosity that Slot 1 was!)
One more Athlon (can't remember which one)
Intel i5-3570K
Intel i5 4690K

And last (but definitely not least):

Intel i9 10850K (just waiting on the Asus Strix z490-E motherboard which I'm ordering tomorrow)
Intellivision's not 6502. But a brilliant underrated old console none the less :)
Intellivision's not 6502. But a brilliant underrated old console none the less :)

Well, let's put it this way: I was a late teenager who paid cold hard cash for my Atari 2600 the year it came out (I think it was around $100 but possibly more), and I used it for a couple of years and owned about 5 or 6 cartridges, getting some joy from it, until my best friend's little brother offered to swap his Intellivision (also with a collection of about 5 or 6 cartridges) for my Atari 2600 and I couldn't believe my good fortune. The graphics looked so superior in the TV ads and he must have paid at least 20 sawbucks for it. His reasoning was that he liked the more arcadey games like Space Invaders instead of the brainier offerings for the Intellivision. Poor kid was so disappointed though when I told him that the Space Invaders cartridge was no longer working for some reason, and he said, "Awwww, that's the best one!" But he wanted to make the deal anyway... his deal was my steal. It was a happy time in my life.
Hmmm....this is going to be tough to recall all of them, but here goes with approximate year I started using them (only counting ones that resided in my home). Pre-1999 it gets a little fuzzy:

Tandy 1000 (~1988, my first PC)

Somewhere between 1991 and 1995 are these three CPUs:
386 DX 25MHz
486 DX2 66MHz
486 DX4 100MHz

Intel Pentium 75MHz (~1994)
Intel Pentium 120MHz (~1996)
Intel Pentium 200MHz MMX (~1997)
Intel Pentium II 266-300MHz (~1998)
AMD K6-2 233-266MHz (1999, hand me down gift)
Intel Pentium III 800MHz EB (1999-2000)
Intel Pentium 4 1.4GHz Williamette (2000-2001)
Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz Northwood (2002)
Intel Pentium 4 HT 3.06GHz Northwood (2003)
Intel Core2Duo E6700 2.67GHz (2006)
Intel Core2Quad Q6700 2.66GHz (2008)
Intel Core2Quad Q9650 3GHz (2009)
AMD Athlon II X2 250 3.0GHz (2010, used for a media server)
AMD Phenom II X4 925 2.8GHz (2011, used for a Hyper-V/Media server)
Intel Core i7-2700K 3.4GHz (2011)
Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz (2012)
Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz (2016)
AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT 12-Core 3.8 GHz (2020)
AMD 1ghz Athlon Thunderbird, 1st PC
Several Athlons from the 1800+ to 3200+
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+
AMD Turion 1.7ghz, 1st laptop
i3-370m 2.4ghz, 2nd laptop
i7 10750H, 6 core, current laptop.
Intel 486 DX2 66Mhz (Socket 3)
Intel Pentium MMX 200Mhz (Socket 7)
Intel Pentium III 450 Mhz (Katmai Slot 1)
AMD Athlon 1.2Ghz (Socket A)
Intel Pentium III 1Ghz (Coppermine Slot 1)
Intel Pentium 4 1.4Ghz (Willamette Socket 423)
Intel Pentium 4 2.26Ghz (Northwood Socket 478)
AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.2Ghz (Socket 939)
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4Ghz (Conroe Socket 775)
Intel Core i7 930 2.8Ghz (@4Ghz) (Bloomfield Socket 1366)
Intel Xeon x5560 2.66Ghz (@4.2Ghz) (Nehalem EP Socket 1366)
Intel Core i7 6700K 4.0Ghz (@4.8Ghz) (Skylake Socket 1151)
Intel Core i7 8086K 4.0Ghz (@5.0Ghz) (Coffee Lake Socket 1151)
last 4 years i think
AMD 5950x waiting for gpus to simmer down before using maybe
AMD 3700X still using
AMD 3600 non x
AMD 2600 non x
AMD 8370 heater for winter time

just about everything AMD
I specifically remember going from a 486/66 to a P133, PII266, and a pair of Athlons (600 & 900). After that it's a blur and I don't really remember the speeds at all, but I had a P4, C2D, 3 Core i7's, and now a 5800x.
Family Computers
Cyrix MII 233mhz
Intel Celeron 466mhz - First computer I personally built

Personal Computers
AMD Athlon K7 750mhz
AMD Athlon XP 1900+
AMD Athlon 64 3000+
AMD Phenom II X4 940
Intel Core I7 4790 - I stopped gaming, and I have yet to need anything more than this 7 years later.

Intel Xeon E5-4620 - Unraid Server
Intel Xeon E5-1620v2 - Dedicated VR PC
I've kept a few of my old CPUs:

C64 & Amiga 500
Intel 8086 (4.77MHz?)
Intel 286 12MHz
386-DX16 (I coulda swore I had an SX without the math co-processor...)
Cyrix 486 clone ($200 special from compgeeks)
AMD 5x86 Pentium clone
Seemed to have misplaced my 2x Celeron 400's from my old BP6
A couple athlons - 1GHz (that failed) & its 1.1GHz replacement. you can still see the pencil traces from overclocking, I was clearly quite a slob with thermal material at that point - no wonder the first processor failed!
Then I had a Dell P4 3GHz for a few years
i7-8086K (current)


And a few misc HTPC systems, servers, NASes over the years. Here's a random mediasmart processor upgrade: AMD Sempron -> Athlon X2
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On the server side, here was a fun upgrade: HP DL580 CPU upgrade (2x -> 4x E7-4870) and 1TB -> 2TB memory. Which was a lot of RAM 10 years ago!
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486 DX2 66mhz
Pentium 75
Pentium overdrive (166mhz IIRC)
Pentium 4 2.4C
Pentium 4 3.0E (possibly a downgrade vs. above)
Pentium D 940
C2D E6600
C2Q Q6600
i7 920

Along with some other parts here and there for other machines, but the above list is main desktop progression. I never used AMD chips although I might whenever I do the next build.
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