Some of us recall an quite striking button that became popular on nearly all PCs in the 90s. We are talking about the well-known Turbo. It’s a small button with which, although it was very expensive, was also designed by the name of a lot of people and was built for use.
A button that never arrived on Macs, but still exists in a much more discreet way. A button which, as it does name, allows the PCs to speed up more often. Perhaps even with a very high speed, even though it is much less today than many iPhones can offer us.
What Happened to the Turbo Button Never Happened on Macs?
Towards the 1980s, all of the computers were the same. Ever since Apple asked Who likes beige? Years later, the PCs of the day were supposed to find ways to distinguish themselves from the almighty IBM. This differentiation was realized with a lot of powerful hardware, especially with faster processors.
IBM was working with the Intel 8088 chip 4.77 MHz when Eagle Computer released the Eagle PC Turbo line which featured an 8 MHz Intel 8086. The Turbo button was one of the first computers to be included on that computer, and the reason was that it’s not only compatibility, but it’s one of many other computers. Some games, especially those developed in mind by 477 MHz, didn’t work at 8 MHz well.
Eagle’s PC Turbo will roll.
Certain titles like the one on Xataka would still stand as fast as the game was for the user. And that led the company to create a switch, which enlarged the computer. An ideal button helps everybody with old software, but which isn’t yet updated. Of course they didn’t call the button Slow, but they called it Turbo and, like that, they put on a marketing tool in order to re-start the sales.
Since the Eagle PC Turbo sold out, it went to many other manufacturers, but never to the Macs that were far from Intel. The button didn’t come at all, but the concept came. When the idea of making Apple the leap to Intel in 1985 began to be considered. In 1992, in February, Apple first tried the Star Treck project, which consisted of adapting the Mac OS System 7 to Intel.
The team finished the job, but despite the abrupt departure of John Sculley as director and the arrival of Michael Spidnler, who dedicated its resources to switch Apple to PowerPC chips, the project ended. In order to return to the company, the company’s acquisition of NeXT in 1997 and its NeXTSTEP operating system, the efforts resumed and finally went back to WWDC 2005, when Steve Jobs announced the transition from PowerPC to Intel.
One might find out how many Intel people in this market still use the Turbo concept, but they still aren’t listed in the Mac catalog at Apple. Since 2008, Intels Core i3, i5, i7 and i9 have been equipped with Turbo-Boost. Technology that allows a clock frequency the same as a clock frequency in the early 1990s.
A turbo that’s for a better performance and a better power transmission for those times that require all the necessary power. Yes, the computer became hot enough to make it look like planes on board are flying to the United States, so we could talk, albeit that’s another story. The good thing is they did that without having to move the throttle or press a Turbo.
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