CPU Wars, The Ultimate Geek Gift?

Merry Christmas everyone! It’s been a while since I last posted on Games-Tec, so, although I have been around (writing code, and working on the new site design) this will be my first post in quite a few months. So then, as it’s Christmas I thought I would share something I was lucky enough to find under the tree this morning… CPU WARS (Volume 1.0). Think Top Trumps… but really geeky and the values on the cards being CPU specifications. The perfect geek gift surely?

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CPU Wars Cards and packaging.

Starting with the packaging, the CPU Wars cards come complete with the cards themselves along with a couple of stickers inside a static shield bag (For added geeky effects no doubt) The cards themselves include old and new CPU’s right from the MOS 6500 range from 1975 (used in early desktop computers including the Apple I, II, III, Atari 2600 and the Commodore 64), to the latest Intel Core i7 and AMD Phenom CPU’s. Some other CPU’s include early Intel processors such as the 386, 486 and early Pentium variations, AMD processors including the K6, and early Athlon’s as well as a few of the Power PC CPU’s used in the G3, G4 and G5 range of Apple Mac’s.

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Some of the later Intel and AMD chips included in CPU Wars

Still here? Good! The card game itself plays like regular Top Trumps with each card having certain values to compare such as max clock speed, introduction year, transistor count, Max TDP and others, which makes for a competitive game, with even the oldest of CPU’s having some advantages against newer ones.

So then, could these CPU themed cards be the ultimate geek gift? Well if comparing CPU specs in the form of a card game is for you then… YES! I’ll be giving these cards a go later, assuming my family members don’t get completely bored! Want to try CPU Wars yourself? Find out more here.

Merry Christmas again, from myself and the rest of the Games-Tec team!

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