It sure feels nostalgic to see Tom’s Hardware list every single known computer processor released from 1995 to 2005 on this article and this one. Resurfaces memories of the very first PC I’d ever built way back at the end of 1995 – an Intel Pentium 100MHz based machine. And now, almost 10 years later (even if I’ve had it for almost 2 years now), my PC has an (effectively) 2500MHz processor! That’s like 25 times faster, and my PC isn’t even top-of-the-line these days.
But of course, processor speed doesn’t tell whole story about overall system performance and computing experience; for this reason, I’m perfectly contented with the 1400MHz PowerMac G4 I’m typing on this very moment. On the other hand, some people need something with a lot more (or a lot less) processing power, so one should really assess his/her computing needs before before springing the $$$ to upgrade/buy a new computer. More on that in a future post.