Chip - Intel 8088 Microprocessor and support chips (1981)
Intel's historic 16-bit microprocessor containing 29,000 transistors (top left).
Shown is a D8088 CPU and set of 8 chips that represent the first generation of support chips for the 8080, 8086, and 8088. All the chips are date coded from the late seventies to the early eighties. The chips included are as follows:
The 8088 CPU chip - 8/16-bit Central Processing Unit (the Brains)
These are all the chips that might have found their way onto a computer motherboard or support cards that used the 8080/8088 CPU's.
Information and Photos Courtesy of Steve Emery
History of Computing
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