The Worst CPUs Ever Made

first_img Now Read:Moore’s Law is Dead, Long Live Moore’s LawHappy 40th Anniversary to the Original Intel 8086The Myths of Moore’s Law Here’s Why It Matters That ‘Thor 4’ Comes Before ‘GOTG 3’ Tagged In amdintelsonycpussemiconductorsps3bulldozeritaniumCell Broadband EnginePowerPCCyrixDeschutesFDIVg5Merced6x866x86MXG4 Post a Comment 134 Comments Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 4shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The Worst CPUs Ever Made You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet 10 Scientifically Proven Side Effects of Growing a Beard The Real Reason Emma Watson Refuses to Do a Nude Scene By Joel Hruska on July 23, 2019 at 7:40 am Jim Carrey’s Tragic Life Just Gets Sadder and Sadder Actors Who Could Barely Stomach Kissing Each Other on Screen Intel Itanium Intel’s Itanium was a radical attempt to push hardware complexity into software optimizations. All of the work to determine which instructions to execute in parallel was handled by the compiler before the CPU ran a byte of code. Analysts predicted Itanium would conquer the world. It didn’t. Compilers were unable to extract necessary performance and the chip was radically incompatible with everything that had come before it. Once expected to replace x86 entirely and change the world, Itanium limped along for years with a niche market and precious little else.<><>12345678910 Feige May’ve Teased Clea For ‘The Multiverse of Madness’ Dani From ‘Girl Next Door’ is Absolutely Gorgeous Now at 36 134 Comments Yesterday, we celebrated the Best CPUs Ever Made. Today, we’ve decided to revisit some of the worst CPUs ever built. To make it on to this list, a CPU needed to be fundamentally broken, as opposed to simply being poorly positioned or slower than expected. The annals of history are already stuffed with mediocre products that didn’t quite meet expectations but weren’t truly bad.Note: Plenty of people will bring up the Pentium FDIV bug here, but the reason we didn’t include it is simple: Despite being an enormous marketing failure for Intel and a huge expense, the actual bug was tiny. It impacted no one who wasn’t already doing scientific computing and the scale and scope of the problem in technical terms was never estimated to be much of anything. The incident is recalled today more for the disastrous way Intel handled it than for any overarching problem in the Pentium microarchitecture.We also include a few dishonorable mentions. These chips may not be the worst of the worst, but they ran into serious problems or failed to address key market segments. With that, here’s our list of the worst CPUs ever made. We Now Understand Why Sean Connery Has Disappearedlast_img

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