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CPU Cores Exposed with Macro Lens (Intel & AMD together on-die!) - CPU Cores Exposed with Macro Lens (Intel & AMD together on-die!)
Thu, April 12 2007 | 7:56PM | PermaLink Feedback?

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. ;-)
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