Specializing in high speed photographic, macro-high speed
photography, and DIY macro rigs, this collection of images by master
photographer "fotoopa" from Belgium must be seen to be believed. For us though, these super
macro pictures of 25 old CPUs are where its at.
This must be one of the most
complete records of the race to build the fastest CPU that burned brightest with
the release of the 386 processor. All your first computers are here, the
486, the AMD K6, Wintel, IBM, the Pentium and our personal fav... the
Pentium Pro. You've got to respect a CPU that weighs almost half a pound
itself! Here are a few highlights to browse over, but be sure to look through
the full catalog of CPU thumbnails.
The equipment used to
take these pictures is pretty stunning; high speed flash and laser trigger
systems, modified macro lenses, you name it... Camera nerds, meet your GOD. ;-)