A Brief History of Computing

© Copyright 1996-2001, Stephen White

Last update: 28/3/2001

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Intel 386

i386 80386DX
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Newer and older i386 processors

80386 DX was released on October 17, 1985. It supports clock frequencies of up to 33 MHz and can address up to 4 GB of memory and virtual memory of up to 64 TERABYTES! It also includes a bigger instruction set than the 80286.

At the date of release the fastest version ran at 20 MHz and achieved 6.0 MIPs. It contained 275,000 transistors.

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