|Definition||:||Name Pentium is originally derived from the Greek word pente, meaning ‘five’|
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What does Pentium mean?
Pentium is a brand used for a series of x86-compatible microprocessors produced by Intel. The name Pentium is originally derived from the Greek word pente, meaning ‘five’ (as the series was Intel’s 5th generation microarchitecture). The original Pentium branded CPUs were expected to be named 586 or i586, to follow the naming convention of previous generations (286, i386, i486). However, as the company wanted to prevent their competitors from branding their processors with similar names, as AMD had done with their Am486