80386 Die Photography
The Intel 80386 is a 32-bit microprocessor introduced by Intel in 1985. The first versions had 275,000 transistorsand were used as the central processing unit (CPU) of many workstations and high-end personal computers of the time.
Mainboards for 80386-based computer systems were cumbersome and expensive at first, but manufacturing was rationalized upon the 80386's mainstream adoption. The first personal computer to make use of the 80386 was designed and manufactured by Compaq and marked the first time a fundamental component in the IBM PC compatible de facto-standard was updated by a company other than IBM.
All die pictures were taken by Pauli Rautakorpi and are published under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. Slightly edited by HARDWARECOP (exposure adjustments).
*Please note that pre-released die photos might have a less good quality compared to an officially released die photo.