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    Most amazing tech company turnarounds

    It's pretty amazing how AMD has turned their fortunes around in last few years and now Intel is on the defensive. It got me thinking about other tech companies that have made amazing turnarounds in...
  2. A Short History of AMD During the K6 and K7 Days

    I found this hour long video very interesting. It was just posted last month.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTXhZnjS238

    Kevin Krewell, an industry analyst and former AMD employee, joins Josh...
  3. Here's a link on eBay where I bought two recently...

    Here's a link on eBay where I bought two recently for $10 each.
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  4. Here is the text of the article. It is not...

    Here is the text of the article. It is not paywalled when I access it:

    TWENTY-FIVE years ago, Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce, the co-founders of the Intel Corporation, discovered that computer...
  5. Intelís prediction of the CPU in the year 2000 in 1990

    I ran across this article from the NY Times archive and found it interesting. How close was Intel in 1990 to predicting the CPU in the new Millennium? Read on and find out.
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    The K5 was a great performing chip, but with...

    The K5 was a great performing chip, but with limits on it's frequency scaling and the Intel Pentium MMX forced AMD to rethink their strategy. They bought NexGen and came out with the K6 as a result....
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    Yes, x86 is what I meant

    Yes, x86 is what I meant
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    Underrated CPUs over the years

    Let me kick this off with the AMD K6 series of processors. I think most people looked at this CPU as just another Pentium compatible CPU that fit into a Socket 7 motherboard that made up a low cost...
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    Although not an x86 CPU, the Itanium from Intel...

    Although not an x86 CPU, the Itanium from Intel (and HP) has to go down as an "EPIC" failure, at least in terms of what is was originally designed for. This was supposed to be Intel's successor to...
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    Although the article is dated (09/07/1999) it...

    Although the article is dated (09/07/1999) it provides a good technical comparison between the AMD K6, Intel PII, and Cyrix 6x86. I found it to be pretty informative.
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    I always thought the VIA used Cyrix designs for...

    I always thought the VIA used Cyrix designs for their subsequent CPUs, thanks for the clarification and I stand corrected.
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    Rambus, there is name I am sure Intel would...

    Rambus, there is name I am sure Intel would rather forget. The recall and replacement of over 1 million i820 motherboards and having to buy out of their deal with them was not how Intel wanted things...
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    The interesting thing is Cyrix and VIA are...

    The interesting thing is Cyrix and VIA are connected. Cyrix was sold to National Semiconductor and later National Semiconductor sold Cyrix to VIA. The processors that followed were based on Cyrix...
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    Although it really started the entire PC industry...

    Although it really started the entire PC industry with the IBM PC, the 8088 was not high on my list. I totally understand the reasoning from IBM for choosing this CPU as 16 bit peripherals at the...
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    Agreed, the design of P4 has been described by...

    Agreed, the design of P4 has been described by the term Marketecture. The Marketing people at Intel were driving it's designed and the Engineers were asked to basically perform black magic to make it...
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    Worst x86 CPUs over the years

    Just curious as to people's thought's on the worst x86 CPUs over the years. Let me start the ball rolling with 2 that come to mind.

    1) The original L2 cacheless Celeron. Basically a PII with no...
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    WTB: Tandy 1000 SL or SL/2

    I am currently looking for a Tandy 1000 SL or SL/2. If anyone has one they are willing to part with, please let me know.

    Thanks!
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    AMD K6 & Meltdown/Spectre vulnerabilities

    I am just curious about Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in the AMD K6. This CPU uses Speculative and Out Of Order execution to enhance performance. I am going to do a build using an AMD K6-III+...
  19. NVidia Windows 9x graphics drivers issues

    I was having stability issues with my SE440BX-2 motherboard with a Geforce2 MX/400 graphics card running Windows 98SE. Simple things like right clicking on a folder in Windows Explorer could crash...
  20. Edson Laboratories CEG (Continuious Edge Graphics) RAMDAC

    Has anyone ever had experience with this short lived RAMDAC from the very early 90s? I don't think it made into many VGA cards at the time circa 1991. It was able to do anti aliasing I have never...
  21. I also use DOSBox and PCem quite a bit too:)

    I also use DOSBox and PCem quite a bit too:)
  22. True, you can't cover every computing situation...

    True, you can't cover every computing situation with one computer. I have XT/AT class computers for older stuff and higher end systems for more demanding software. This system covers a lot of ground...
  23. Building a retro computer that covers a broad range of uses

    I put together a retro system with that I wanted to be usable to run a wide variety of DOS and Windows 9x programs and games. I finally ended up putting together a system with the following specs:
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  24. I found another another issue. I was backing up...

    I found another another issue. I was backing up my system using a USB drive, Hiren's BootCD and Symantec Ghost. XP won't load now because of the floppy controller conflict. It just stalls and won't...
  25. Just a quick follow-up. By disabling the Standard...

    Just a quick follow-up. By disabling the Standard Floppy Controller in the Device Manager in Windows 98 SE, I can access both drives just fine. Just uses the floppy drives like in Windows 3.x. This...
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