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    Hand-soldered CPU has 42,000 transistors, weighs half a ton

    It is currently on display at the Centre for Computing History in Cambridge.
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    Re: Hand-soldered CPU has 42,000 transistors, weighs half a ton

    Been following this for a bit - its a pretty cool project and a great tool for learning about how CPUs work.

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    Re: Hand-soldered CPU has 42,000 transistors, weighs half a ton

    Makes my home soldered Nascom 1 with 2000 solder joints look like a crystal set !
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    Re: Hand-soldered CPU has 42,000 transistors, weighs half a ton

    Those were the days !

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    Re: Hand-soldered CPU has 42,000 transistors, weighs half a ton

    Worst tetris player ever.
    "A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in."


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    Re: Hand-soldered CPU has 42,000 transistors, weighs half a ton

    He clocks it down to 1hz, not to 1khz

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    Re: Hand-soldered CPU has 42,000 transistors, weighs half a ton

    AMD's next CPU? (I kid I have an FX 8350, good chip IMO)

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    Re: Hand-soldered CPU has 42,000 transistors, weighs half a ton

    My ideal HTPC.

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    Re: Hand-soldered CPU has 42,000 transistors, weighs half a ton

    I think it's a wind up!

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    Re: Hand-soldered CPU has 42,000 transistors, weighs half a ton

    Quote Originally Posted by theleader View Post
    I think it's a wind up!
    Nope, its definitely plugged into the wall...

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    Re: Hand-soldered CPU has 42,000 transistors, weighs half a ton

    But can it run Crysis?? .. Er .. no it can't.

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    Re: Hand-soldered CPU has 42,000 transistors, weighs half a ton

    I guess I'm allowed to spam here, so if this interests you, see also http://jonatron.me/ for my comparatively tiny PDP-11 Simulator.

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    Re: Hand-soldered CPU has 42,000 transistors, weighs half a ton

    He's absolutely terrible at tetris though...

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    Re: Hand-soldered CPU has 42,000 transistors, weighs half a ton

    Quote Originally Posted by g8ina View Post
    Makes my home soldered Nascom 1 with 2000 solder joints look like a crystal set !
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    Re: Hand-soldered CPU has 42,000 transistors, weighs half a ton

    I've always wondered how you manage to post on the forums with that

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