A tragically underrated CPU made by Intel in the mid-1990s.
Sucessor of the Classic Pentium and predecessor of the Pentium II, the Pentium Pro brough fantastic levels of performance to the workstation and server markets.
These processors can be used in pairs... or in fours (Dual or quad processor configurations) for even higher performance.
Nowadays, these processors are quite affordable and are still defiant in their performance of everyday computing tasks, basic video editing, networked 3d rendering, or serving applications, as well as some light or classic gaming.
Best served with Windows NT 4, but also taste great with various Unix varieties.
Available in speeds up to 200MHz in a Socket 8 package.