Cpus are really fascinating for computers fans : it is central piece of every PC, and so, the most important.
However, this enthusiasm for cpus faslty disapear once they're a little old : last released cpus are admirated, but oldest are subjects of jeerings. Because, the symbol of power that cpus represents, grows old very bad.
And that's why, there are only a few people who collects cpus, unlike stamps, coins or even beer bottle caps...
Nevertheless, it is far from being without interest, because of large number of different models, because of their difference and because of their very fast evolution : the oldest cpus, Intel 4004 was released 35 years ago, and the first x86, the 8086 in 1978, but they have quite no common points with the latest Pentium 4 or Athlon 64...
This site is trying, on the first hand, to enumerate all different existing models of x86 cpus (see Search menu), to make you discover their history, their characteriscs and their visual or electronical specificities (see History menu), and on the other hand to put my own collection online, with now 966 different cpus.
Advanced search in sales has been modified. It is now possible to make a search on many criterias.
12/08/2010 Site lists now all Floating Point Units (FPU) which were used in combination with x86 cpus. They can be browsed using the "All x86 cpus" menu.
15/02/2010 Adding of an article on IDT
12/02/2010 Adding of an article about Mitsubishi Straker
18/01/2010 Site is now translated in Russian language. Big thanks to DamnBeavis for his great work.
03/11/2009 Adding of a complete article about Intel Xeon based on P6 architecture.
01/11/2009 Adding of a complete article about Intel Pentium Pro
25/08/2009 Intel 80186 family has bee re-arranged and fully updated with missing parts
Intel plans to release a new Dual-Core Pentium based on Clarksdale core, the Pentium G6951, probably for end of May 2010. The only difference from G6950 should be a higher GPU clock (733 instead of 533MHz ?)
16/03/2010 Intel announced release of its Core i7-980X and its "Westmere" Xeons (3600 & 5600 series)
01/03/2010 Intel announced release of its Core i7 930 and Atom N470
07/01/2010 Intel announced release of its mobile Core i3 and i5 cpus as well the desktop Core i3 and Core i5 6xx series
03/11/2009 VIA announce the release of its new Nano 3000 Series : Nano L3050, L3100, U3100, U3200, U3300 and U3500
23/09/2009 Intel announced release of its "Clarksfield" mobile cpus : Core i7-720QM, Core i7-820QM & Core i7-920XM
11/09/2009 AMD announced release of its new mobile cpus : Turion II UltraM600, M620 & M640, Turion II M500 & M520, Athlon II Mobile M300 & M320, Sempron Mobile M100
08/09/2009 Intel announced release of its "Lynnfield" cpus : Core i5 750, i7 860 & 870, and Xeon 3400 series