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ntThis week Intel is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the release of its first commercially available microprocessor, the Intel 4004. This gallery will look at the history of Intel’s desktop chips in its effort to maintain Moore’s Law
ntHere’s a die shot of the 4004 chip from 1972
ntThe 0.8MHz Intel 8008 was realeased in 1972.
ntHere’s the die shot of the Intel 8008.
ntThe Intel 8080 jumped to 2MHz in 1980.
ntA 1974 die shot of the Intel 8080.
nt1978 saw the introduction of the 8086 which hit 10MHz.
ntHere’s a die shot of the 8086 in 1978.
ntHere’s the Intel 8MHz Intel 8088 as it appeared in 1979.
ntA die shot for the 8088.
ntA 12 MHz version of the Intel 80286 appeared in 1982.
ntA die shot of Intel’s 80286 chip in 1982.
ntIn 1985 Intel introduced the Intel386 DX Processor 33 MHz processor.
ntHere’s a 1985 die shot of the 1386 DX Processor 33 MHz.
ntThe Intel486 DX Processor 50 MHz was released in 1989.
ntA die shot of the Intel486 DX Processor 50 MHz.
ntIntel revolutionary Pentium Processor 66 MHz was released to the public in 1993.
ntHere’s the die shot of Intel’s first Pentium chip in 1993.
ntThe 300 MHz Pentium II took center stage in 1997.
ntHere’s a die shot of the Pentium II in 1997.
ntThe Pentium III processor broke the 1GHz barrier in 2000.
ntHere’s the 2000 die shot for the Pentium III.
nt2001 saw the introduction of the Mobile Intelu00ae Pentiumu00ae III Processor-M 933 MHz.
ntHere’s the 2001 die shot of the Mobile Intel Pentium III Processor-M 933 MHz.
ntIntel hit 2GHz with the 2000 release of the Pentium 4.
ntA die shot of the Pentium 4 from 2000.
ntThe Mobile Intel Pentium III Processor-M 933 MHz from 2001.
ntHere’s a 2001 die shot of the 933 MHz Mobile Pentium III M
ntIntel Coreu21222 Duo Processor 1.8 GHz was released in 2006.
ntThe die shot for the Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 1.8 GHz.
ntIn 2007, we saw the Intel Core 2 Quad Processor 2.4 GHz.
ntAnd a die shot for Intel Core 2 Quad Processor 2.4 GHz.
ntIn 2010 Intel released the i5 processor.
ntIntel also released the i7 processor in 2010.
ntThe die shot for the 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 processor – 3.4GHz