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Overview of the CPU

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There have been several generations of processors. The tables below delineate the processor and the year of release. As time progressed, Intel began releasing products that were not so clearly distinguished from each other. For example, Intel released no less than 16 variations of the "Core" CPU, not including the "Core 2" or "Dual Core" lines. Therefore, we've streamlined the list below to name the major product releases. See Wikipedia for a more complete and detailed list of product releases.

INTEL
Processor Name
Year
8086-8088
1978
286
1982
386
1985
486
1989
Pentium
1993
Pentium Pro
1995
Pentium II
1997
Pentium II Xeon
1998
Celeron
1999
Pentium III
1999
Pentium III Xeon
1999
Pentium 4
2000
Xeon
2001
Itanium
2001
Itanium 2
2002
Pentium M (Centrino)
2003
Pentium D 2005
Core 2 2006
Core Duo 2006
Dual Core 2006
Atom 2008
Core i7 2008
Core i5 2009
Core i3 2010

AMD
Processor Name
Year
386DX
1989
486
1993
486DX2
1992
486DX4
1994
486DX5, 5X86
1995
K5
1996
K6
1997
K7
1998
K8
2003
K10 2007
Bulldozer 2011
Bobcat 2011

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