The Pentium II builds on the design of the Pentium Pro, but adds an additional 2 million transistors to bring the total up to 7.5 million. Current versions of the chip run at speeds of 233, 266, 300, and 333 MHz. In addition, the Pentium II features the following:
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Dual Independent Bus (DIB) architecture
512K L2 cache
32K L1 cache
- Pentium III
Intel builds on the technology it developed with the Pentium II microprocessors. The Pentium III processor comes with a Synchronized Dynamic Random Access Memory (SDRAM), allowing for an extremely fast transfer of data between the microprocessor and the memory. 70 new instructions, called Streaming SIMD Extensions, enhance multimedia and 3D performance. An advanced transfer cache […]
- Pentium Pro
The Pentium Pro is Intel’s sixth generation microprocessor (P6). Although, it shares the same name as the fifth-generation Pentium microprocessor, the Pentium Pro is architecturally quite different. Thanks to modern design techniques, including superpipelining, dynamic execution, and on-chip L2 cache, the Pentium Pro can perform at nearly twice the speed of previous Pentium microprocessors.
- Pentium microprocessor
A 32-bit microprocessor introduced by Intel in 1993. It contains 3.3 million transistors, nearly triple the number contained in its predecessor, the 80486 chip. Though still in production, the Pentium processor has been superseded by the Pentium Pro and Pentium II microprocessors. Since 1993, Intel has developed the Pentium III and more recently the Pentium […]
Short for Practical Extraction and Report Language, Perl is a programming language developed by Larry Wall, especially designed for processing text. Because of its strong text processing abilities, Perl has become one of the most popular languages for writing CGI scripts. Perl is an interpretive language, which makes it easy to build and test simple […]
- Perpendicular recording
A method of recording data to a hard disk drive (HDD). Perpendicular recording aligns data bits vertically — perpendicular to the disk, which allows for additional room on a disk to pack more data, thus, enabling higher recording densities. Contrast with Longitudinal recording.