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Intel's processor history: the path from the Intel 4004 to the Pentium 4

Intel's processor history: the path from the Intel 4004 to the Pentium 4

1982: The Intel 80286

With the 80826, Intel introduced another 16-bit processor with space for 134,000 transistors and which was about three times as fast as all other 16-bit processors on the market at the time. Intel produced the processor in 1.5 micron technology and delivered it with 6, 10 and 12 MHz. With the 80286, Intel finally managed to become the preferred CPU supplier of all manufacturers who produced IBM PC-compatible computers. In the new 80286, memory management was also integrated directly on the chip for the first time, so that for the first time several tasks could be carried out at the same time.

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