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Intel Processor Chip Comparison


by Alisha Roberts

Free Computer Essay

4-20-2012

Processor Chip Information

Processor Model

Year

Transistor Count

Intel 4004

1971

2,300

Intel 8008

1972

3,500

Intel 8080

1974

4,500

Intel 8085

1976

6,500

Intel 8086

1978

29,000

Intel 8088

1979

29,000

Intel 80186

1982

55,000

Intel 80286

1982

134,000

Intel 80386

1985

275,000

Intel 80486

1989

1,180,000

Pentium

1993

3,100,000

Pentium II

1997

7,500,000

Pentium III

1999

9,500,000

Pentium 4

2000

42,000,000

Itanium 2

2003

220,000,000

Itanium 2 with 9MB cache

2004

592,000,000

Core 2 Duo

2006

291,000,000

Dual-Core Itanium 2

2006

1,700,000,000

Atom

2008

47,000,000

Core i7 (Quad)

2008

731,000,000

Six-Core Xeon 7400

2008

1,900,000,000

Six- Core i7 (Gulftown)

2010

1,170,000,000

8-Core Xeon Nehalem-EX

2010

2,300,000,000

Quad-Core Itanium Tukwila

2010

2,000,000,000

Six- Core Core i7 (Sandy-Bridge-E)

2011

2,270,000,000

10-Core Xeon Westmere-EX

2011

2,600,000,000


Information from Wikipedia

Article: Transistor count

Date of Article: This page was last modified on 18 March, 2012 at 13:38.

Web address: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transistor_count

The Quad-Core Itanium Tukwila processor chip was released February 8, 2010 was the first

single processer chip with two billion transistors on it. Article: Tukwila (processor) Date of Article: This

page was last modified on 5 February, 2012 at 23:36.

Web Address: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tukwila_(processor)

The growth in the number of transistors used in integrated circuits is reasonable, because it does

hold true to the Moore's Law. Gordon Moore's Law states that "each new chip contained roughly twice as

much capacity as its predecessor and each chip was released within 18-24 months of the previous chip."

Source: Computer Structure and Logic, Chapter 1: Introduction to Computers pg. 15

At times the growth slowed or stopped completely with the number of transistors used in

integrated circuits, which is very surprising to me. Then at other times something happened to make the

growth of inventing of chips using more transistors that was used in integrated circuits.

According to Moore's Law and basing the growth, at 24 months, Intel would reach 100 billion

transistors fitting on to a single chip in about 12 years from 2011. According to Moore's Law and my

figures at a 24 month growth Intel would be able to fit 176.4 billion transistors on to a single chip in 2023.

According to Moore's Law and basing the growth, at 24 months, Intel would reach one trillion transistors

fitting on to a single chip in about 18 years from 2011. According to Moore's Law and my figures at a 24

month growth Intel would be able to fit 1,411,200,000,000(trillion) transistors on to a single chip in 2029.

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