by Scott Beale
Pentium P5,the fifth generation chip,was derived from Intel 80486 processor. This superscalar x86 architecture featured reduced address calculation latency, faster floating processing unit, dual integer pipelines, 64 bit data bus,separate code and data caches. Later MMX technology was integrated with Pentium in mid 1990s, which resulted in a processor called Pentium MMX. MMX instruction set and larger cache memory were implemented in Pentium MMX. Pentium’s rivals are AMD K5, Cyrix 6×86,Motorola 68060,PowerPC 601,WinChip C6,Rise mP6,NexGen Nx586,etc. Since market share of this revolutionary processor is more than 80%, network support for it is also widely available.
Features Of Pentium P5