We talk about processors a whole lot on this website, but truth be told, we haven’t really taken a close look at one. Sure, we’ve handled processors dozens of times before, especially when we build new PCs, but we really haven’t seen what’s inside of the things. Well, one man that had access to both a regular microscope and an scanning electron microscope has taken the task at heart, and butchered a Pentium 3 to see what lies beneath all the silicone.
While he doesn’t reveal anything mind blowing (anyone can research about chip structure and makeup in Wikipedia), it’s still fascinating to see what the actual transistors look like, and geeks like us start to appreciate the engineering prowess that it took to create such mindblowingly small connections and transistors. You can catch the entire article from the link below.