Intel Pentium Processor Essay

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ohn Hart March 19, 2014 Intel processor transistor count table Processor Model | Year | Transistor Count | Intel 4004 | 1971 | 2,300 | Intel 8008 | 1972 | 2,500 | Intel 8080 | 1974 | 4,500 | Intel 8085 | 1976 | 8,500 | Intel 8086 | 1978 | 29,000 | Intel 8088 | 1979 | 29,000 | Intel 80186 | 1982 | 55,000 | Intel 286 | 1982 | 134,000 | Intel 386 | 1985 | 275,000 | Intel 486 | 1989 | 1,200,000 | Intel Pentium | 1993 | 3,100,000 | Intel Pentium II | 1997 | 7,500,000 | Intel Pentium III | 1999 | 9,500,000 | Intel Pentium 4 | 2000 | 42,000,000 | Intel Itanium | 2001 | 25,000,000 | Intel Itanium 2 | 2003 | 220,000,000 | Intel Itanium 2 (9MB cache) | 2004 | 592,000,000 | Core 2 duo | 2006 | 291,000,000 | Core i7 (quad) | 2008 | 731,000,000 | Quad-core Itanium | 2010 | 2,000,000,000 | Six-Core core i7/8 | 2011 | 2,270,000,000 | 8-Core Itanium | 2012 | 3,100,000,000 | 62-Core Xeon Phi | 2012 | 5,000,000,000 | The processor chip to hold 2 billion transistors model is Quad-Core Itanium Tukwila and it was launched in 2010. http://www.intel.com/pressroom/kits/events/moores_law_40th/?iid=tech_mooreslaw+body_presskit http://www.wagnercg.com/Portals/0/FunStuff/AHistoryofMicroprocessorTransistorCount.pdf Is the growth reasonable? I say that it is reasonable why, because computing power rose and if the trend continues like it has done and it is still as accurate it will rise even more. Does the growth look surprisingly fast or surprisingly slow? I think it’s going surprisingly fast, every 2 years they are doing double of the previous amount of transistors used in integrated circuits. Can you predict when 100 billion, or even one trillion, transistors may fit on a single chip? If the Moore’s law is still in play and continues to double transistors in a chip every 2 years in approximately 2022 for it to hold around 100 billion and for one trillion in
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