TOPIC: Computer History - 80386
Intel Corporation introduced the 80386 microprocessor chip in October, 1985. The 386 was a 32-bit microprocessor containing over 275,000 transistors on a single chip, capable of four million operations per second. This gave PCs as much speed and power as older mainframes and minicomputers. It also made graphical operating environments like Microsoft Windows and OS/2 for IBM PC and PC-compatible computers practical.