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A history: from CPU to cloud

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Since the introduction of the PC in the 1980s, we've come to expect a lot from CPU performance. From the Pentium era CPUs through today, new technological advancements have changed how we see CPU performance.

This infographic will take you through the history and upgrades of CPU for the last 20 years up until the introduction of cloud computing. For reference, you'll need to be familiar with clock speed and front side bus. Clock speed is the speed at which a microprocessor executes instructions. Keep in mind that two CPUs with the same clock speed do not necessarily perform equally; that depends on their internal architecture. Front side bus is the digital pathway that connects the CPU to the motherboard. High bus speed means faster communication with the CPU and the rest of the system.

In 1993, the original Intel Pentium unit was released with a modest clock speed of 60 MHz and a front side bus of 60-66 MHz. This was it until 1995 when the AMD 5K86 came out with an improved clock speed of 130-150 MHz. From there, upgrades came annually, leaving consumers always expecting more, until 2006 when Cloud 1.0 was born.

Take a look at the infographic above for more on a history from CPU to Cloud. Don't forget to like and share and let us know what you think in the comments!


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