Intel Pentium processor families
Fifth generation of x86 family, Intel Pentium microprocessor was the first x86 superscalar CPU. The processor included two pipelined integer units which could execute up to two integer instructions per CPU cycle. Redesigned Floating Point Unit considerably improved performance of floating-point operations and could execute up to 1 FP instruction per CPU cycle. Other enhancements to Pentium core included:
Intel manufactured desktop, mobile and embedded versions of Pentium microprocessors. Distinguishing between different versions of Pentiums is not always easy because desktop, mobile and/or embedded Pentiums often used the same part numbers. In some cases Pentium processors with the same part and S-spec numbers were offered as desktop and embedded, or mobile and embedded microprocessors.
Later versions of Pentium processors - Pentium MMX - included 57 new instructions. These instructions could be used to speed up processing of multimedia and communication applications. Like the Pentium processors, the Penium MMX CPUs were also produced in three different versions - desktop, mobile and embedded processors.
List of Pentium families
At a glance
32, 64-bit microprocessor
0.022 - 0.8
The number of cores:
60 - 2410
L2 cache size (MB):