Intel Pentium 60

The classic Pentium at 60MHz. This is the first Pentium-class CPU along with its 66MHz counterpart.

Compared to a 486 the Pentium had several improvements including a superscalar architecture, 64-bit external data bus and a faster Floating Point Unit (FPU). The superscalar architecture allows the Pentium to complete more than one instruction per clock cycle and the 64-bit data bus allowed faster communication with the internal RAM. Due to the bigger bus SIMM's always have to be installed in pairs. One SIMM is 32-bit.

The FPU used pipelining (see this 486 that explains pipelining) to make it faster. The first Pentium CPU's (60~100MHz) had a problem in the FPU that resulted incorrect but predictable results. My Pentium 60 (as seen on the photo) also has the bug. The bug was detected in 1994 and eliminated in the end of 1994 meaning that only the oldest Pentium CPU's have the bug. Intel started a program to replace the bugged CPU's.

When running the Pentium 60 I noticed that both the chipset and the Pentium processor ran quite hot. The Pentium CPU needs 5V for operation which is a lot more compared to the newer Pentiums (P54; from 75MHz). Besides that everything ran normal.

Specifications

Core / Codename
Clockfrequency
60MHz
Front Side Bus
60MHz
Multiplier
1x
vCore
5V
L1 cache
8KB+8KB
L2 cache
None
sSpec
SX835
Chip date
9442
Stepping
C1
Socket
Transistor count
3,1M
Condition
CPU only
Engineering sample?
No

Benchmarks

CPU (chipset) dhry1od (Dhrystone) score
K6 233ANR (430VX)
399.40
MII 300GP/66x3.5 (430VX)
372.45
Pentium Pro 200 (440FX)
366.00
Pentium MMX 233 (430VX)
338.53
Pentium MMX 200 (430VX)
304.05
Winchip 2 233 (ALi Aladdin 5)
301.54
6x86MX PR233 (ALi Aladdin 5)
288.63
Pentium 200 (430VX)
283.25
6x86MX PR200 (ALi Aladdin 5)
265.49
Pentium MMX 166 (430VX)
262.81
Pentium 166 (430VX)
241.87
6x86 P200+ (430VX)
238.70
Winchip C6 200 (ALi Aladdin 5)
231.72
K6 166ALR (430VX)
224.30
K5 PR166 (430VX)
224.02
Pentium 150 (430VX)
221.30
6x86 PR166 (430VX)
211.29
Pentium 133 (430VX)
204.87
6x86 P150+ (430VX)
192.73
K5 PR133 (430VX)
191.51
Pentium 120 (430VX)
186.23
K5 PR100 (430VX)
172.80
Pentium 100 (430VX)
160.89
K5 PR90 (430VX)
157.82
Pentium 90 (430VX)
145.47
5k86 P75 (430VX)
129.54
Am5x86 -P75 (UMC PCI)
127.54
Pentium 75 (430VX)
120.14
Pentium Overdrive 83 (UMC PCI)
118.42
Am486 DX4/120 (UMC PCI)
116.90
Nx586 P90 (NxVLB)
103.90
Pentium 60 (Hendrixx)
96.98
Am486 DX4/100 (UMC PCI)
96.98
Cx5x86 100GP (UMC PCI)
92.55
Kingston TC5x86 /133 (UMC PCI)
76.01
Cx486DX4 100GP4 (UMC PCI)
75.26
i486 DX4/100 (UMC PCI)
72.13
Am486 DX2/80 (UMC PCI)
70.92
i486 DX2/66 (UMC PCI)
60.95
ST486DX2 80GS (UMC PCI)
59.71
80486 80MHz (UMC PCI)
59.71
Cx486DX2 80GP (UMC PCI)
59.71
i486 DX2/66 (UMC PCI)
59.23
DX20ODPR 66 (UMC PCI)
59.23
Am486 DX2/66 (UMC PCI)
58.66
i486 DX50 (UMC PCI)
50.59
Cx486DX2 66 (UMC PCI)
50.24
TI486DX2 G66 (UMC PCI)
50.24
80486 66MHz (UMC PCI)
50.24
Am486 DX2/50 (UMC PCI)
49.16
ODP486SX 25 (UMC PCI)
49.09
i486 SX2/50 (UMC PCI)
49.09
i486 DX2/50 (UMC PCI)
49.09
DX2ODP 50 (UMC PCI)
49.09
i486 SX33 (UMC PCI)
33.48
i486 DX33 (UMC PCI)
33.17
Cx486DX 40GP (UMC PCI)
30.15
Cx486DRx2 33/66GP (UMC+Cx487)
27.85
i486 SX25 (UMC PCI)
25.12
i486 SX20 (UMC PCI)
20.10
Am386 DX40 (MX83)
17.45
Cx486DLC 33GP (ETEQ)
17.45
Cx486DLC 33GP (ETEQ+387-40)
17.45
Am386 DX33 (ETEQ+387-40)
14.55
Am386 DX33 (ETEQ)
14.55
i386 DX25-IV (OPTi)
8.54
Am386 SX40 (ALi M1217)
8.28
Am386 SX33 (ALi M1217)
6.86
i386 SX25 (WDC ISA)
6.28
CPU (chipset) Doom score
MII 300GP/66x3.5 (430VX)
105.94
Pentium MMX 233 (430VX)
102.32
6x86MX PR233 (ALi Aladdin 5)
98.54
K6 233ANR (430VX)
98.41
Pentium MMX 200 (430VX)
97.63
Pentium 200 (430VX)
93.71
Pentium MMX 166 (430VX)
91.64
6x86 P200+ (430VX)
90.97
K6 166ALR (430VX)
90.53
6x86MX PR200 (ALi Aladdin 5)
90.31
Pentium 166 (430VX)
88.08
K5 PR166 (430VX)
86.55
Pentium Pro 200 (440FX)
84.68
6x86 PR166 (430VX)
84.21
K5 PR133 (430VX)
80.83
Pentium 150 (430VX)
80.57
Pentium 133 (430VX)
80.23
Winchip 2 233 (ALi Aladdin 5)
78.21
6x86 P150+ (430VX)
77.08
K5 PR100 (430VX)
76.14
Pentium 120 (430VX)
73.44
K5 PR90 (430VX)
69.74
Pentium 100 (430VX)
69.16
Winchip C6 200 (ALi Aladdin 5)
68.59
Pentium 90 (430VX)
63.35
5k86 P75 (430VX)
58.35
Pentium 75 (430VX)
53.05
Am5x86 -P75 (UMC PCI)
45.24
Pentium 60 (Hendrixx)
44.72
Pentium Overdrive 83 (UMC PCI)
43.60
Kingston TC5x86 /133 (UMC PCI)
41.98
Nx586 P90 (NxVLB)
41.03
Cx5x86 100GP (UMC PCI)
40.12
i486 DX4/100 (UMC PCI)
39.62
Am486 DX4/100 (UMC PCI)
38.88
Am486 DX4/120 (UMC PCI)
38.30
Cx486DX4 100GP4 (UMC PCI)
35.75
Am486 DX2/80 (UMC PCI)
32.22
i486 DX2/66 (UMC PCI)
31.37
i486 DX2/66 (UMC PCI)
31.12
DX20ODPR 66 (UMC PCI)
31.10
Am486 DX2/66 (UMC PCI)
30.85
80486 80MHz (UMC PCI)
30.09
Cx486DX2 80GP (UMC PCI)
30.07
ST486DX2 80GS (UMC PCI)
30.07
TI486DX2 G66 (UMC PCI)
27.59
Cx486DX2 66 (UMC PCI)
27.58
80486 66MHz (UMC PCI)
27.54
i486 DX50 (UMC PCI)
26.17
ODP486SX 25 (UMC PCI)
24.59
i486 DX2/50 (UMC PCI)
24.58
DX2ODP 50 (UMC PCI)
24.58
i486 SX2/50 (UMC PCI)
24.56
Am486 DX2/50 (UMC PCI)
24.34
i486 SX33 (UMC PCI)
18.30
i486 DX33 (UMC PCI)
18.30
Cx486DX 40GP (UMC PCI)
17.86
i486 SX25 (UMC PCI)
14.06
Cx486DRx2 33/66GP (UMC+Cx487)
13.60
i486 SX20 (UMC PCI)
11.24
Am386 DX40 (MX83)
8.24
Cx486DLC 33GP (ETEQ)
7.86
Cx486DLC 33GP (ETEQ+387-40)
7.86
Am386 DX33 (ETEQ)
7.47
Am386 DX33 (ETEQ+387-40)
6.89
Am386 SX40 (ALi M1217)
4.68
i386 DX25-IV (OPTi+387-40)
4.60
i386 DX25-IV (OPTi)
4.58
Am386 SX33 (ALi M1217)
3.86
i386 SX25 (WDC ISA)
3.40
CPU (chipset) DOSBench score
Pentium 100 (430VX)
21577.00
Pentium 90 (430VX)
19734.00
K5 PR166 (430VX)
16460.00
Am5x86 -P75 (UMC PCI)
16295.00
Pentium 75 (430VX)
16147.00
Pentium Overdrive 83 (UMC PCI)
15764.00
Kingston TC5x86 /133 (UMC PCI)
15189.00
Am486 DX4/120 (UMC PCI)
15091.00
Cx5x86 100GP (UMC PCI)
15022.00
K5 PR133 (430VX)
14360.00
Cx486DX4 100GP4 (UMC PCI)
14159.00
K5 PR100 (430VX)
13836.00
Pentium 60 (Hendrixx)
13487.00
Am486 DX4/100 (UMC PCI)
12677.00
K5 PR90 (430VX)
12567.00
i486 DX4/100 (UMC PCI)
12256.00
ST486DX2 80GS (UMC PCI)
11670.00
80486 80MHz (UMC PCI)
11670.00
Cx486DX2 80GP (UMC PCI)
11670.00
5k86 P75 (430VX)
10355.00
Am486 DX2/80 (UMC PCI)
10241.00
TI486DX2 G66 (UMC PCI)
9765.00
Cx486DX2 66 (UMC PCI)
9674.00
80486 66MHz (UMC PCI)
9673.00
i486 DX2/66 (UMC PCI)
8727.00
Am486 DX2/66 (UMC PCI)
8613.00
DX20ODPR 66 (UMC PCI)
8519.00
i486 DX2/66 (UMC PCI)
8519.00
Am486 DX2/50 (UMC PCI)
6592.00
DX2ODP 50 (UMC PCI)
6590.00
ODP486SX 25 (UMC PCI)
6590.00
i486 DX2/50 (UMC PCI)
6590.00
i486 DX50 (UMC PCI)
6577.00
Cx486DX 40GP (UMC PCI)
5370.00
Cx486DRx2 33/66GP (UMC+Cx487)
5034.00
i486 DX33 (UMC PCI)
4425.00
Cx486DLC 33GP (ETEQ+387-40)
2698.00
Nx586 P90 (NxVLB)
1706.00
i386 DX25-IV (OPTi+387-40)
1451.00
Cx486DRx2 33/66GP (UMC)
706.00
i486 SX2/50 (UMC PCI)
632.00
Am386 DX33 (ETEQ+387-40)
567.00
i486 SX33 (UMC PCI)
424.00
V 20 (TurboXT+8087)
398.00
Cx486DLC 33GP (ETEQ)
357.00
V 20 (?+8087)
333.00
8088 -1-P (?+8087)
321.00
i486 SX25 (UMC PCI)
320.00
Am386 DX40 (MX83)
307.00
i486 SX20 (UMC PCI)
256.00
Am386 DX33 (ETEQ)
251.00
Am386 SX40 (ALi M1217)
200.00
Am386 SX33 (ALi M1217)
164.00
i386 DX25-IV (OPTi)
163.00
i386 SX25 (WDC ISA)
137.00
NG80386SX -20 (F82C836 16k)
136.00
NG80386SX -20 (OPTi82C/0WS)
117.00
CS80C286 -20 (Hedaka/1WS)
107.00
NG80386SX -16 (?)
92.00
80286 -12-N (Suntac ST62C/0WS)
80.00
R80286 8 (?)
43.00
CG80286 6 (IBM 512k)
32.00
V 30 (IBM 8530)
29.00
V 20 (TurboXT)
27.00
V 20 (?)
22.00
8086 -2 (IBM 8530)
18.00
8088 -1-P (?)
16.00
8088 D (?)
8.00
CPU (chipset) MDK score
Celeron 300A (i440BX)
150.00
Pentium II 266 (i440BX)
138.00
Pentium II 233 (i440BX)
122.00
Pentium Pro 200 (440FX)
116.00
Pentium MMX 233 (430VX)
101.00
Celeron 300 (i440BX)
99.00
Pentium MMX 200 (430VX)
94.00
Celeron 266 (i440BX)
93.00
MII 300GP/66x3.5 (430VX)
92.00
Winchip 2 233 (ALi Aladdin 5)
87.00
K6 266AFR (ALi Aladdin 5)
87.00
Pentium MMX 166 (430VX)
82.00
Pentium 200 (430VX)
82.00
K6 233ANR (430VX)
78.00
6x86MX PR233 (ALi Aladdin 5)
78.00
Pentium 166 (430VX)
72.00
6x86MX PR200 (ALi Aladdin 5)
70.00
Pentium 150 (430VX)
66.00
Pentium 133 (430VX)
64.00
K6 166ALR (430VX)
63.00
Winchip C6 200 (ALi Aladdin 5)
59.00
Pentium 120 (430VX)
58.00
6x86 P200+ (430VX)
53.00
Pentium 100 (430VX)
51.00
Pentium 90 (430VX)
47.00
K5 PR166 (430VX)
47.00
6x86 PR166 (430VX)
47.00
6x86 P150+ (430VX)
43.00
K5 PR133 (430VX)
41.00
K5 PR100 (430VX)
39.00
Pentium 75 (430VX)
38.00
K5 PR90 (430VX)
35.00
Pentium 60 (Hendrixx)
32.00
5k86 P75 (430VX)
29.00
Pentium Overdrive 83 (UMC PCI)
28.00
Cx5x86 100GP (UMC PCI)
20.00
CPU (chipset) Quake score
Celeron 300A (i440BX)
67.80
Pentium II 266 (i440BX)
64.10
Celeron 300 (i440BX)
61.70
Pentium II 233 (i440BX)
57.00
Celeron 266 (i440BX)
52.30
Pentium Pro 200 (440FX)
49.80
Pentium MMX 233 (430VX)
47.70
K6 266AFR (ALi Aladdin 5)
44.60
Pentium MMX 200 (430VX)
44.30
Winchip 2 233 (ALi Aladdin 5)
41.60
Pentium 200 (430VX)
41.40
Pentium MMX 166 (430VX)
39.80
K6 233ANR (430VX)
38.20
Pentium 166 (430VX)
37.30
K6 166ALR (430VX)
34.70
MII 300GP/66x3.5 (430VX)
34.40
Pentium 150 (430VX)
33.90
Pentium 133 (430VX)
32.70
Pentium 120 (430VX)
29.80
6x86MX PR233 (ALi Aladdin 5)
29.50
6x86MX PR200 (ALi Aladdin 5)
27.40
Pentium 100 (430VX)
26.70
Winchip C6 200 (ALi Aladdin 5)
26.70
K5 PR166 (430VX)
24.40
Pentium 90 (430VX)
24.30
K5 PR133 (430VX)
22.90
6x86 P200+ (430VX)
22.90
6x86 PR166 (430VX)
21.40
K5 PR100 (430VX)
20.40
Pentium 75 (430VX)
20.00
6x86 P150+ (430VX)
19.50
K5 PR90 (430VX)
18.50
Pentium Overdrive 83 (UMC PCI)
16.20
Pentium 60 (Hendrixx)
15.90
5k86 P75 (430VX)
15.40
Am5x86 -P75 (UMC PCI)
11.80
Kingston TC5x86 /133 (UMC PCI)
11.10
Am486 DX4/120 (UMC PCI)
10.30
Cx5x86 100GP (UMC PCI)
10.00
i486 DX4/100 (UMC PCI)
9.80
Am486 DX4/100 (UMC PCI)
9.10
Am486 DX2/80 (UMC PCI)
7.90
Cx486DX4 100GP4 (UMC PCI)
7.80
i486 DX2/66 (UMC PCI)
6.90
i486 DX2/66 (UMC PCI)
6.90
DX20ODPR 66 (UMC PCI)
6.90
Am486 DX2/66 (UMC PCI)
6.80
ST486DX2 80GS (UMC PCI)
6.60
Cx486DX2 80GP (UMC PCI)
6.60
80486 80MHz (UMC PCI)
6.60
TI486DX2 G66 (UMC PCI)
5.60
Cx486DX2 66 (UMC PCI)
5.60
80486 66MHz (UMC PCI)
5.60
i486 DX2/50 (UMC PCI)
5.50
ODP486SX 25 (UMC PCI)
5.50
DX2ODP 50 (UMC PCI)
5.50
i486 DX50 (UMC PCI)
5.50
Am486 DX2/50 (UMC PCI)
5.40
i486 DX33 (UMC PCI)
3.70
Cx486DX 40GP (UMC PCI)
3.70
Cx486DRx2 33/66GP (UMC+Cx487)
2.50
Cx486DLC 33GP (ETEQ+387-40)
1.30
Am386 DX33 (ETEQ+387-40)
1.20
i386 DX25-IV (OPTi+387-40)
0.90
CPU (chipset) whetcod (Whetstone) score
Pentium Pro 200 (440FX)
162.00
Pentium MMX 233 (430VX)
156.34
K6 233ANR (430VX)
145.81
Pentium MMX 200 (430VX)
133.97
Pentium 200 (430VX)
132.63
Pentium MMX 166 (430VX)
111.78
Pentium 166 (430VX)
110.62
MII 300GP/66x3.5 (430VX)
109.85
Pentium 150 (430VX)
100.70
K6 166ALR (430VX)
89.44
Pentium 133 (430VX)
88.46
6x86MX PR233 (ALi Aladdin 5)
88.07
Winchip 2 233 (ALi Aladdin 5)
88.07
Pentium 120 (430VX)
80.57
6x86MX PR200 (ALi Aladdin 5)
78.54
6x86 P200+ (430VX)
67.34
Pentium 100 (430VX)
66.40
Pentium 90 (430VX)
60.51
6x86 PR166 (430VX)
59.82
Pentium Overdrive 83 (UMC PCI)
55.05
6x86 P150+ (430VX)
54.47
Pentium 75 (430VX)
49.84
Winchip C6 200 (ALi Aladdin 5)
41.11
Pentium 60 (Hendrixx)
39.89
K5 PR166 (430VX)
37.79
Cx5x86 100GP (UMC PCI)
37.60
Kingston TC5x86 /133 (UMC PCI)
33.58
Am5x86 -P75 (UMC PCI)
33.57
K5 PR133 (430VX)
32.38
K5 PR100 (430VX)
30.99
Cx486DX4 100GP4 (UMC PCI)
30.95
Am486 DX4/120 (UMC PCI)
30.22
K5 PR90 (430VX)
28.21
i486 DX4/100 (UMC PCI)
26.16
Am486 DX4/100 (UMC PCI)
25.18
ST486DX2 80GS (UMC PCI)
24.77
80486 80MHz (UMC PCI)
24.77
Cx486DX2 80GP (UMC PCI)
24.77
5k86 P75 (430VX)
23.23
80486 66MHz (UMC PCI)
20.64
Cx486DX2 66 (UMC PCI)
20.63
TI486DX2 G66 (UMC PCI)
20.63
Am486 DX2/80 (UMC PCI)
20.14
i486 DX2/66 (UMC PCI)
16.91
i486 DX2/66 (UMC PCI)
16.91
DX20ODPR 66 (UMC PCI)
16.90
Am486 DX2/66 (UMC PCI)
16.77
Cx486DX 40GP (UMC PCI)
13.13
i486 DX2/50 (UMC PCI)
12.68
ODP486SX 25 (UMC PCI)
12.68
i486 DX50 (UMC PCI)
12.68
DX2ODP 50 (UMC PCI)
12.68
Am486 DX2/50 (UMC PCI)
12.57
i486 DX33 (UMC PCI)
8.38
Cx486DRx2 33/66GP (UMC+Cx487)
6.79
Cx486DLC 33GP (ETEQ+387-40)
3.73
Am386 DX33 (ETEQ+387-40)
3.38
i386 DX25-IV (OPTi+387-40)
2.51
Nx586 P90 (NxVLB)
0.54
i486 SX2/50 (UMC PCI)
0.33
i486 SX33 (UMC PCI)
0.23
Cx486DRx2 33/66GP (UMC)
0.21
i486 SX25 (UMC PCI)
0.17
Cx486DLC 33GP (ETEQ)
0.15
Am386 DX40 (MX83)
0.14
i486 SX20 (UMC PCI)
0.14
Am386 DX33 (ETEQ)
0.12
Am386 SX40 (ALi M1217)
0.09
Am386 SX33 (ALi M1217)
0.07
i386 DX25-IV (OPTi)
0.06
i386 SX25 (WDC ISA)
0.06
15 July 2016 17:04

Great memories and nice mini review. It's interesting how well it performed in Doom - most likely related to the faster bus and the ALU tandem.

I got mine in February 1995 and combined with Doom2(and Michael Abrash's books on graphics) it blew my mind... unfortunately I sold the rig in 1998.

16 July 2016 10:17

Yes, the Pentium 60/66 was a decent (yet expensive) performer back in the day. Doom II indeed runs a lot faster on the Pentium compared to the 486-class CPU's.

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