80286

Updated: 01/31/2019 by Computer Hope
intel 286

Code-named P2, the 286, i286, or 80286 was first released on February 1, 1982, and informally called the Intel 286. The 80286 had 134,000 transistors, ran at clock speeds from 4 MHz to 12 MHz, and was the first processor to be backward compatible with previous versions. Designed for multitasking, the 80286 was widely used between 1984 and the early 1990s.

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