Sunday, November 2, 2014

Intel : Pentium CPUs through time

Here is a story of Intel Pentium processors (desktop), based on the ones i own :

Pentium CPUs were first launched in 1993 (P5 @60MHz), but the following will start in 1995 with a P54CS @133MHz :

A large part of this collection was possible thanks to "donations" from friends that gave me their old hardware.

Pentium: A80502 @133MHz (released on June 1995)
Intel Pentium A80502Intel Pentium A80502

  • Codenames : P54CS, A80502
  • Process size : 0.31µm
  • Nb of transistors : 3.3 millions
  • Socket : 7
  • TDP : 12 W

Pentium II:  80522 @233MHz (released on May 1997)
Intel Pentium II 80522Intel Pentium II 80522

Intel Pentium II 80522Intel Pentium II 80522


  • Codenames : Klamath, 8052
  • Process size : 0.35µm
  • Nb of transistors : 7.5 millions [source]
  • Socket : Slot 1
  • TDP : 35 W [source]

Pentium!!!: 80526 @733MHz (released in 2000)

Intel Pentium III 80526 733MHzIntel Pentium III 80526 733MHz

  • Codenames : Coppermine, 80526
  • Process size : 0.18µm
  • Nb of transistors : 28 millions
  • Socket : 370
  • TDP : 23W

Pentium 4: 80531 @1700MHz (released on August 2001 [source])
Intel Pentium 4 80531 @1700MHzIntel Pentium 4 80531 @1700MHz


  • Codenames : Willamette, 80531
  • Process size : 0.18µm
  • Nb of transistors : 42 millions
  • Socket : 478h
  • TDP : 64W




Pentium D: 820 @2800MHz (released on May 2005)

Intel Pentium D 820 @2800MHzIntel Pentium D 820 @2800MHz
  • Codenames : Smithfield, 820
  • Process size : 90nm
  • Nb of transistors : 230 millions
  • Socket : 755
  • TDP : 95W [source] or 130W [source]



The Family:
Intel Pentium, Pentium II, Pentium III, Pentium 4 and Pentium D



Some Charts

Clock and TDP between 1995 and 2005 
The Core i3-3220 is there as a "modern reference" that shows TDP didn't continued to increase with clock speed : Modern CPU are more and more efficient.
With time, Clock speed and TDP increased : respectively from 133MHz to 2.8GHz and from 12W to 95W. Fortunately, this scheme has stopped and TDP is decreasing back (for Intel CPUs at least) while a few MHz are added with each new generation.



And what about AMD?

I cannot make a similar story with AMD CPUs yet: the time range isn't large enough (2001-2006): 

Desktop: 
  • AMD Athlon 64 3000+ (ADA3000AEP4AX) @2GHz, socket 754
  • AMD Athlon 64 3400+ (ADA3400DAA4BZ) @2.2GHz, socket 939
  • AMD Athlon 64 3500+ (ADA3500IAA4CW) @2.2GHz, socket AM2
  • AMD Sempron 2800+ (SDA2800IAA2CN) @1.6GHz, socket AM2
  • AMD Athlon X2 64 3800+ (ADA3800IAA5CU) @2.0GHz, socket AM2
  • AMD Athlon X2 64 4200+ (ADO4200IAA5CU) @2.2GHz, socket AM2
  • AMD Athlon X2 64 5600+ (ADO5600DOBOX) @2.9GHz, socket AM2

Mobile: 

  • AMD Athlon XP-M 1500+ (AXMH1500FQQ3C) @1.3GHz, socket A (462)
  • AMD Turion 64 MT (TMSMT34BQX5LD) @1.8GHz, socket 753
  • AMD Athlon XP 2800+ (AXDA2800DKV4D) @2.1HGz, socket A (462)


Credits:
Thanks to ArkCPUworld, TechPowerUp, and Wikipedia that helped me to get all the documentation needed to set up this article.