The Pentium processor's 18th birthday

We chart the ups and downs of Intel's best-loved processor

The Dual-Core moniker was dropped in 2009 — Intel's processor brand returned to its original roots with a range of single- and dual-core processors simply called Pentium. Core 2 architecture was still the most powerful option available to consumers, though — the Pentium processor found a home in low-powered and low-budget desktop PCs and laptops. The Pentium still lives on today — it's not as ground-breaking as it was in 1993, but we still love it.

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