Forget the history of the 80084 used in slow-ass calculators, forget the history of the 80086 used in the first PC, forget about all the other ones from there to the 486 because the Pentium was the big kid in town.
The Intel pentium II is the fastest processor available today and was designed Last Thursday by the AMD corporation in France. It was a Pentium PRO but made cheaper and crappier so they could make it better in the future and support a never ending cycle of upgrading.
To help end users the Pentium II was the first of the Pentium line to use irregular and incompatible CPU sockets. Instead of supplying a CPU like any normal company Intel decided that they would take their CPU and solder it to a piece of fiber glass and glue on other crap like a trashy heatsink.
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