The Worst CPUs Ever Made

ExtremeTech has assembled a list of the worst CPUs ever — that is, processors that were not only poorly positioned or slower than expected, but fundamentally broken. These include Intel’s Itanium, which was meant to replace x86 but ultimately limped along due to incompatibilities, AMD’s power-hungry Bulldozer, which failed to meet performance expectations, and Sony’s Cell Broadband Engine, which was only “phenomenally good in theory.” Plenty of people will bring up the Pentium FDIV bug here,…
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