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Hi there! In the late 1990s i hear about Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) using the trademark Digital, was a major American company in the computer industry from the 1950s to the 1990s! Geeks of those 1990s times only heard of unknown DEC processors namely Alpha - with incredible performance and price!
Suddenly in 2013 i became the owner of one of the creations by DEC - it really oldschool CPU: big, heavy, ceramic, gold plated cover and pins(reminds me Pentium Pro CPU) and i like it
The Alpha 21264A, code-named EV67 was a shrink of the Alpha 21264 introduced in late 1999.
There were six versions: 600, 667, 700, 733, 750, 833 MHz. The EV67 was the first Alpha microprocessor to implement the count extension (CIX), which extended the instruction set with instructions for performing population count. It was fabricated by Samsung Electronics in a 0.25 µm CMOS process that had 0.25 µm transistors but 0.35 µm metal layers. The die had an area of 210 mm². The used a 2.0V power supply. It dissipated a maximum 80 W at 667 MHz
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Intresting reading about DEC in russian!
"Many claim that the Alpha architecture died a natural death. I hope after reading this article you will have no doubt that she was buried, moreover alive. Because it was so profitable." (C)