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History of the Intel Microprocessor

Intel has been at the forefront of microprocessor design for the past 40 years. Take a look at Intel's greatest microprocessors developments.

History of the Intel Microprocessor

1.

1971
year

Intel 4004

1971 Year
Intel 4004

2,300 transistors, 4004 up to 108 KHz, 4-bit processor, minimum feature size of 10 um

2.

1972
year

Intel 8008

1972 Year
Intel 8008

3,500 transistors, 8008 ran at 500 KHz, 8-bit processor, minimum feature size of 10 um

3.

1974
year

Intel 8080

1974 Year
Intel 8080

6,000 transistors, 8008 ran at 2 MHz, 8-bit processor (limited 16-bit abilities), minimum feature size of 6 um

4.

1978
year

Intel 8086

1978 Year
Intel 8086

20,000 transistors, 8086 ran at 5 MHz, 16-bit processor, minimum feature size of 3.2 um

5.

1979
year

Intel 8088

1979 Year
Intel 8088

29,000 transistors, 8088 ran at 5 MHz, 16-bit processor, minimum feature size of 3.2 um

6.

1980
year

Intel 80186

1980 Year
Intel 80186

80186 ran at 6 MHz, 16-bit processor, minimum feature size of 3.2 um

7.

1982
year

Intel 80286

1982 Year
Intel 80286

133,000 transistors, 80286 ran at 25 MHz, 16-bit processor, minimum feature size of 1.5 um

8.

1988
year

Intel 80386SX

1988 Year
Intel 80386SX

275,000 transistors, 80386SX ran at 16 MHz, 32-bit processor, minimum feature size of 1 um

9.

1989
year

Intel 80486DX

1989 Year
Intel 80486DX

1.2 million transistors, 80486DX ran at 25 MHz, 32-bit processor, minimum feature size of 1 um, 50X performance of the 8088

10.

1990
year

Intel 80386SL

1990 Year
Intel 80386SL

855,000 transistors, 80386SL ran at 20 MHz, 32-bit processor, minimum feature size of 1 um

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