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Pentium is the brand name of a series of microprocessors produced by Intel Corporation. It was released in 1993 as the successor to the Intel 80486.
Pentium is also known as Pentium 1, P5 or sometimes Intel 80586, as it was the fifth generation of Intel microprocessors.
The first microprocessor in the Pentium series was the Pentium 1. This chip's features included:
Its substantial improvements over the 80486 included:
In addition to the Pentium I, other Pentium microprocessors include: