The first transistor was up, and the P4 get faster RAM (PCGH-Retro, December 16)


    By S. Schroder 12/16/2022 at 7:00, the first transistor is running and the P4 gets faster memory since December 16th. Every day, the software used for PC Games looks back to the young but famous computer history.

    1947: Certainly this small component would have caused this neo-technical to collapse. December 16, 1947 marks the birth of the transistor. Although the patent for the switch was not granted until a few years later, the first prototype was already a python in the Bell laboratory that day. John Bardeen, Walter Brattain and William Shockley searched for an alternative to the bulky and fragile electron tube – but instead it was just a new idea. That time the first transistor was running and a conductive germanium was used. Although germanium was replaced later by a less sensitive silicon, this step meant the breakthrough for the component which would later enable the construction of an inexpensive microprocessor and thus a computer revolution.

    2001: Netburst is still quite new, the 10 GHz target is on the horizon, and yet Intels Pentium 4 platform has two problems: The i850 chipset with dual-channel Rambus uses the architectures potential well, but simultaneously puts customers out their wallets at all costs. A higher cost of computing memory (i86) than standard CMOS2 /, but only because of the low transfer rate, the P4 could still have more data. The i845-D chipset is released on December 16, 2001. It finally supports transmission through double data rate and also catches up with AMD. Finally, there’s nowhere to compromise a high performance Pentium 4-system with the cheap and cost-effective way of doing it.

    Further information The first integrated circuit.


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