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Pentium microprocessor
Last modified: Friday, January 05, 2001 

A 32-bit microprocessor introduced by Intel in 1993. It contains 3.3 million transistors, nearly triple the number contained in its predecessor, the 80486 chip. Though still in production, the Pentium processor has been superseded by the Pentium Pro and Pentium II microprocessors. Since 1993, Intel has developed the Pentium III and more recently the Pentium 4 microprocessors.

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Intel Secrets page 
This is the unofficial "Intel Secrets" site by Robert Collins. It includes links to in-depth articles, productivity enhancements and programming tricks, Intel secrets, Intel data sheets and programming and motherboard manuals.

Fifth Generation (Pentium Class) Intel Chipsets
Describes several of Intel's fifth generation chipsets and contains a table that highlights their most important features and performance factors. This page is from "The PC Guide".

Fifth Generation (Pentium Class) Non-Intel Chipsets
Describes companies that compete in the fifth generation (Pentium Class) arena.This page is from "The PC Guide".

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.

PC chipset reference guide
A complete look at the system chipset used on the motherboard. Looks at all the major functions of the chipset. Covers the most popular Pentium and other chipsets used in today's machines.

PC Week news article on Intel Pentium Pro
PC Week article, from January 1996, announcing Intel's Pentium Pro microprocessor.

Pentium Performance
Home page for a section of Intel's site dedicated to describing Pentium performance. Includes information about benchmark tests and results, and tips for maximizing performance.

Pentium processor spec# guide
Find details on your Pentium processor CPU by entering the spec# or use the guide's searcher to match characteristics (specific voltage range, MMX capability, internal frequency, etc.) to various processors.

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