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Intel 8086

Intel 8086
Intel C8086.jpg
A rare Intel C8086 processor in purple ceramic DIP package with side-brazed pins
General information
Launched1978
Discontinued1998[1]
Common manufacturer(s)
Performance
Max. CPU clock rate5 MHz to 10 MHz
Data width16 bits
Address width20 bits
Architecture and classification
Technology node3 µm
Instruction setx86-16
Physical specifications
Transistors
  • 29,000
Co-processorIntel 8087, Intel 8089
Package(s)
Socket(s)
Products, models, variants
Variant(s)
History
PredecessorIntel 8085
Successor80186 and 80286 (both of which were introduced in early 1982)

The 8086[2] (also called iAPX 86)[3] is a 16-bit microprocessor chip designed by Intel between early 1976 and June 8, 1978, when it was released. The Intel 8088, released July 1, 1979,[4] is a slightly modified chip with an external 8-bit data bus (allowing the use of cheaper and fewer supporting ICs),[note 1] and is notable as the processor used in the original IBM PC design.

The 8086 gave rise to the x86 architecture, which eventually became Intel's most successful line of processors. On June 5, 2018, Intel released a limited-edition CPU celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Intel 8086, called the Intel Core i7-8086K.[4]

  1. ^ CPU History – The CPU Museum – Life Cycle of the CPU.
  2. ^ "Microprocessor Hall of Fame". Intel. Archived from the original on 2007-07-06. Retrieved 2007-08-11.
  3. ^ iAPX 286 Programmer's Reference (PDF). Intel. 1983. p. 1-1.
  4. ^ a b "Happy Birthday, 8086: Limited-Edition 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8086K Delivers Top Gaming Experience". Intel.


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