When was the last time you saw one of these?

I've been spending some time reorganizing my electronic components and came across a serious blast from the past…


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Left to right, from top down:

  • Zilog Z80 (popular in the Sinclair ZX computers)
  • Intel 8085 from 1980
  • AMD 8080 from 1977
  • Intel 8086 from 1978
  • Intel 8080 from 1979
  • Intel 8088 from 1981
  • Motorola 68000 (from the Atari ST and Commodore Amiga)

I guess I've kept these for nostalgia – I've got a bunch of 6502s but they're still in the computers. Checkout the Online Computer Museum (kind of slow) for a wonderful archive of nearly all old computers.


0 thoughts on “When was the last time you saw one of these?

  1. What’s funny is that I recognized all of these… Having worked as a PC tech for years, I have at least one of every (major) Intel CPU from 8088 on… Now, I’m working on getting Motorola chips – just accquired a G5 cpu by brute force. :)

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