CPUs

Motherboard CPU Power Connectors: How to Power Up?

Motherboard CPU Power Connectors: How to Power Up? (Pins)

The best way to power the CPU on your motherboard is by following the connection directions in the motherboard manual. Most CPUs get their power from the main motherboard power connector.
Some CPUs require supplemental power from a 4-pin, 6-pin, or 8-pin additional power connector.

Zilog Z80 vs. MOS 6502 vs. Intel 8080: Best?

Zilog Z80 vs. MOS 6502 vs. Intel 8080: Best? (All the Info)

In terms of raw performance, the Zilog Z80 was clearly the most powerful and capable processor of the three. That said, the MOS 6502 was the most affordable, to the point where it changed the very nature of the industry. Meanwhile, the Intel 8080 built a legacy that is still influencing computers today.