It’s no secret that today’s games consoles are the most powerful they have ever been – with the Xbox One X boasting 6 teraflops of computer power across eight custom CPU cores.
On the flip side, the Kenbak-1, recognised as the world’s first gaming computer from 1971 has the CPU clocking speed equivalent of just 1 MHz.
How many of the these Kenbak-1s would we need to match the power of the latest games consoles? The answer is obviously thousands. But where do other consoles sit throughout the evolution of the games computer?
To highlight this huge evolution in power, Robin Hood Energy has visualised the amount of CPU power in a Kenbak-1 and compared it to consoles over the years, including the Pacman gaming arcade, Nintendo 64 and various versions of the Playstation and Xbox.
This has been put into a fun interactive arcade game content, which you can play here.