Intel 8087 - The X86 Floating Point Processor


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About this Artwork

The Intel 8087 was the first floating point coprocessor for the x86 family and first floating point design from Intel. Intel’s 8231 for the Intel 8080 microprocessor was actually an AMD design (the 9511). The 8087 included 32 and 64-bit floating point operations. The development of the Intel 8087 happened in parallel with the IEEE 754 standard. The Intel 8087 was introduced in 1980 and IEEE 754 standard was adopted in 1985. The x87 instructions did not fully implement the standard until the Intel 80387. The x87 hardware was merged on the same x86 chip starting with the Intel 486.

This artwork includes 3 major items. It has a large image of an Intel 8087 chip. On the back is a narrative describing the artwork and the 8008, and the artist’s signature. Also, included is an Intel 8087 chip in a 16 lead DIP (Dual Inline Package) package. The new-old-stock, fully functional chip is mounted with threads and is surrounded by an enlarged diagram of the chip with the electrical signal designations for each of its leads.


    The artwork is framed in an 11"x14" black shadow box frame, with glass. All framing materials are acid-free. A narrative about the artwork that includes the artist’s signature is placed on the back of the artwork.

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