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March 22, 2013 AT 2:47 pm

Intel’s Pentium launched 20 years ago today

Intel’s Pentium launched 20 years ago today.

Intel’s Pentium processor was launched 20 years ago today, marking a key shift in the firm’s marketing strategy with an effort to push the Intel brand itself, leading to the chipmaker becoming the dominant supplier of computer chips across the globe.
The Pentium was the successor to Intel’s 486 processor chips, and as the fifth generation of its x86 processor technology, was expected to have been named the 586.

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