The Slowest CPU in the Database: a 10.75 MHz Intel Pentium 1

In the Team Cup 2015 CPU Challenge sub-competition, one of the challenges is to validate the lowest CPU frequency. Trodas from Czech Republic is currently at the top of the leaderboard with a 10.75 MHz Pentium 1. After checking the database, it turns out that is the lowest validated frequency in our database!

With 10.75 MHz, Trodas is 'leading' by 21 MHz over the next contender I.nfraR.ed from Bulgaria. In contrary to I.nfraR.ed, Trodas is using an ancient processor which he underclocked 88%. Percentage-wise, I.nfraR.ed is doing significantly 'better' with a 98% underclock of a Phenom II X4 965 processor. The biggest challenge for Trodas was without any doubt finding the right operating system to pass the CPU-Z validation. It is remarkable to see that a 10.75 MHz Pentium 1 can run Windows XP!

When you're sitting behind your PC, frustrated because it takes a second too long to open a webpage, consider that things can always get slower ...


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