In the main exhibition space there is a bowl of microprocessors in front of some slices of silicon:
One of my friends is a complete microprocessor geek. I guessed that sending him the photo above would be like catnip. It turns out I was right. Within minutes, I got this response:
And here was the summary that followed:
- Core ix (Arrandale, mobile variant of Westmere)
- LGA775 desktop package, so anything from late Pentium 4, Pentium D, Core 2 Duo or Quad, or their Celeron variants.
- Socket 939 AMD, either an Athlon 64 Sledgehammer, Clawhammer or Winchester. The giveaway is the gap in the middle away from the 4x key pins in the circumference.
- One of my all time favourites, an AMD K6-2+ — “Sharptooth” — basically took the original Pentium (which topped out at 200MHz) socket to 600MHz, and even has 128KB of L2 cache on board.
- An AMD opteron, probably one of the early dual or quad models. Can’t tell without the pinout or model.
- 6.1 almost certainly a Pentium-3 Mobile
6.2 hard to say. Definitely 286 era, but probably a Motorola like 10 [below]
- Impossible to say from that angle.
- Either a Pentium-MMX (166-233) or a Celeron Mendocino. Both used the same black OPGA flip chip design.
- A 486, either from: AMD, Intel, Cyrix, SGS-Thomson or Texas Instruments
- A Motorola 6800 or 68000
Bravo, my friend. 👏