The Pentium processor's 18th birthday

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The Pentium Pro, using a newer P6 architecture, came out almost alongside the Pentium MMX. It differentiated itself with the onboard inclusion of a L2 memory cache, allowing certain repetitive operations to be executed much faster — a boon for server operation, for example.

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