Remember When New CPUs Were Always a Huge Upgrade?
Nowadays, it seems like many PC hardware upgrades are mostly iterative, incremental upgrades. Other than a few extra cores, or faster-clocked cores, we’re not getting anything truly exciting or earth-shattering. What ever happened to the good old days?
PCs in the 2000s
I’m probably one of the youngest writers on this site, and I’m part of Generation Z, so most of the big moments of that era’s PC space happened when I was a kid. Still, I’ve always been a nerd, and the first gaming PC I managed to get my hands on was an Intel Pentium 4 powerhouse that belonged to my uncle. I also remember asking my parents multiple times to buy me a PC with an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU.
Sadly, I never got one — my first personal PC was an Acer netbook that is somehow still alive today. But multi-core chips were all the rage in the 2000s, and it was a centerpiece to a grueling fight between Intel and AMD to see who could do things better.
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