Those of you who have been in the field of computers since the early 90's will probably remember that processors had only numerical names such as the 286, 386 and 486 processors in x86 architecture. Intel's most important move took place towards the middle of 1993 with the launch of the Pentium processor series, which is a continuation of the 486 processor series. The reason for the importance of the move is the decision to build the Pentium processors with backward compatibility to the x86 architecture. In fact, this is the most important decision Intel has made to date. The first Pentium processors were offered at speeds of 60 MHz and 66 MHz. It's a bit hard to think of working with processors at such low speeds when today Intel is already approaching processors at 4 GHz.
In fact, the history of the Pentium series of processors over all its derivatives is more than 10 years now. During these years Intel has introduced us to the Pentium Pro, Pentium 2, Pentium 3, and the latest in the series, and probably the last of the Pentium processors in general, are the Pentium 4 processors.
Since the Pentium series has created a name for itself over the years, Ars Technica has decided on a comprehensive two-part story that will describe the history of this series from its inception to the present. If you are interested in a bit of history and a few technical concepts do not frighten you, it is recommended that you read the article and refresh the memory (and perhaps complete a few holes in education).