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Pentium Pro
Last modified: Tuesday, November 25, 1997 

The Pentium Pro is Intel's sixth generation microprocessor (P6). Although, it shares the same name as the fifth-generation Pentium microprocessor, the Pentium Pro is architecturally quite different. Thanks to modern design techniques, including superpipelining, dynamic execution, and on-chip L2 cache, the Pentium Pro can perform at nearly twice the speed of previous Pentium microprocessors.

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Article on the Pentium Pro and software trends
An August 1996 PC Magazine article describing how software trends like video conferencing and hybrid applications are driving Pentium Pro production.

Comparison of Pentium Pro P6 and the P5 chip
Contains a detailed, illustrated comparision of the Pentium Pro P6 and P5 chips in the areas of performance, specifications, and manufacturers of motherboards.

Intel's Home Page
Offers a list of company news items and information about their products. Additionally, there are links to a software showcase, developer's area, customer support, and newsgroup forums.

Pentium Pro system comparison article
A February 1996 PC Magazine article comparing five Pentium Pro systems from Advanced Logic Research, Compaq Computer Corp., Gateway 2000, Hewlett-Packard Co., and Micron Electronics.

Pentium Pro Technical Paper
Good technical overview of Intel's Pentium Pro processor. This page is hosted by Unisys Corporation.

Sixth Generation (Pentium Pro / Pentium II Class) Chipsets
Describes several of Intel's sixth generation (Pentium Pro/Pentium II class) chipsets. This page is from "The PC Guide".

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