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Moore's Law for Intel CPUs

The data used to construct this graph have been adapted from the Microprocessor Report 9(6), May 1995 (as reported to me by Mark Seager). and the ChipList, by Aad Offerman. (My numbers are not intended to be definitive!)

Date Intel Transistors Technology
  CPU (x1000)  
1971.50 4004 2.3  
1978.75 8086 31 2.0 micron
1982.75 80286 110 HMOS
1985.25 80386 280   0.8 micron CMOS
1989.75 80486 1200  
1993.25 Pentium (P5) 3100 0.8 micron biCMOS
1995.25   Pentium Pro (P6) 5500 0.6 micron -- 0.25?

Oct. 11, 1999: Chip Progress May Soon Be Hitting Barrier, from the NYTimes
April 20, 2000: The End of Moore's Law, from Technology Review


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