Intel Generations - The First Generation, 4004 to the Pentium-Pro


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About this Artwork 

This artwork displays Intel's first twelve chips related to its highly successful x86 microprocessor architecture. Starting with Intel's 4-bit 4004, the world's first microprocessor, this collection maps the evolution to the 8086 and on to the massive Pentium Pro. The chips are mounted on placards that provide information about each of the microprocessors. The background is an image of the Intel 4004 computer chip. Each of the chips is a fully functional Intel chip. Here is a list of the microprocessors used in this piece: Intel 4004, 8008, 4040, 8080, 8085, 8086/8, 80186, 80286, 80386, 80486, Pentium, and Pentium Pro.

For those interested in the details of the chips, the package types I am currently using for this artwork are: Ceramic DIPs for the 4004, 8008, 8086/8; Black Resin DIPs for the 4040, 8080, and 8085; Gold/Ceramic LCC for 186; Ceramic PGAs for the 286, 386, and 486; Resin PGA MMX for the Pentium; and  Gold/Ceramic PGA for the Pentium-Pro.

Also, check out the second artwork in this series, Intel the Next Generation - Pentium II to Itanium.


The artwork is a 16"x20" in a 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.

Please note:  The look of the artifacts in the artworks may vary, each piece is unique.