INTEL 4004 Chip


4 bits
2300 transistors


"In 1971, Busicom, a Japanese company, wanted a chip for a new calculator. With incredible o verkill, Intel built the world's first general-purpose microprocessor. Then it bought back the rights for $60,000.

The 4-bit 4004 ran at 108 kHz and contained 2300 transistors. Its speed is estimated at 0.06 MIPS. By comparison, Intel's latest microprocessor, the P6 , runs at 133 MHz, contains 5.5 million transistors, and executes 300 MIPS."

Source: BYTE - 20 Most Important Chips

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