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Intel i386 DX
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  Intel A80386-20 ΣΣ
  Intel A80386DX-20 ΣΣ
  Intel A80386DX-20 ΣΣ, i386 logo
  Intel A80386DX-20 IV
  Intel A80386DX-25 IV ΣΣ
  Intel A80386DX-25 IV
  Intel A80386DX-25 IV, i386 DX logo, '85
  Intel A80386DX-25 IV, i386 DX logo, 1985 1987
  Intel A80386DX-33 IV
  Intel A80386DX-33 IV, i386 DX logo, '85
  Intel A80386DX-33 IV, i386 DX logo, 1985 1987
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The Intel 386 Processor
The Intel 80386, introduced in October 1985, was the successor to the 80286 processor and the first Intel processor with 32-bit data and address busses. It allows multiple application programs to run at the same time (when running under 386-specific operating systems) using Protected Mode. The 386 can address four gigabytes (2^32 bytes) of memory using Enhanced Mode, a 32-bit extension of Protected Mode. As it was in the 80286, segment registers were used to index inside a segment table that described the division of memory. Unlike the 286, however, inside each segment one could use 32-bit offsets, which allowed every application to access the 4GB of memory. However, 16 megabytes was a typical maximum in IBM PCs.
In addition, Enhanced Mode supported paging, a mechanism which made it possible to use virtual memory.
 
The first IBM compatible to use the 386 was the Compaq 386, before IBM used it in high-end models of their PS/2 series.
 
With the 386, Intel introduced the 'DX' - 'SX' naming system. DX stands for Double-word eXternal, SX for Single-word eXternal. The SX versions therefore are lower-speed version of the 386(DX), introduced in 1989. They use a 16-bit instead of a 32-bit data bus.
Intel A80386-16 ΣΣ
Intel A80386-16 ΣΣ Top Side
A80386-16
S40344
L8111117
(m)(c)i '85 '86
Sigma Sigma
Intel A80386-16 ΣΣ Back Side
373642000AA
MALAY
B 10
Some 386DX 16MHz Intel processors had a small bug which appeared as a software problem. The bug involved occurred when running true 32-bit code in a program such as within OS/2 2.x, UNIX/386, or Windows in Enhanced mode. The bug would cause the system to lock up and is a difficult issue to determine without having Intel actually look at the chip. Chips that passed the test, and all subsequent chips which were bug-free, were marked with a double-sigma symbol. 386DX chips that are not marked with these symbols may have not been tested by Intel and may be defective.
 
Comment by Grampa (webmaster[at]cpu-museum.de):
Chips having an 'IV' marking also don't have this bug.
 
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Core Frequency:16 MHz
Board Frequency:16 MHz
Data bus (ext.):32 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:275,000
Circuit Size:1.50
Voltage:5 V
Introduced:October 17, 1985
Manufactured:week 11/1988
Made in:Malaysia
CPU Code:i386 DX
Package Type:Ceramic
PGA-132
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Intel A80386DX-16 ΣΣ
Intel A80386DX-16 ΣΣ Top Side
A80386DX-16
L8300401
(m)(c)i '85 '86
Sigma Sigma
Intel A80386DX-16 ΣΣ Back Side
8819666SAA
MALAY
O 827
With the 386, Intel introduced the 'DX' - 'SX' naming system. DX stands for Double-word eXternal, SX for Single-word eXternal.
This is the first processor with the DX marking.
 
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Core Frequency:16 MHz
Board Frequency:16 MHz
Data bus (ext.):32 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:275,000
Circuit Size:1.50
Voltage:5 V
Introduced:October 17, 1985
Manufactured:week 30/1988
Made in:Malaysia
CPU Code:i386 DX
Package Type:Ceramic
PGA-132
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Intel A80386DX-16 ΣΣ, i386 logo
Intel A80386DX-16 ΣΣ, i386 logo Top Side
A80386DX-16
SX213
L9290977
INTEL (m)(c) '85
Sigma Sigma
Intel A80386DX-16 ΣΣ, i386 logo Back Side
0918728GEB
AI 25
KOREA
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Core Frequency:16 MHz
Board Frequency:16 MHz
Data bus (ext.):32 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:275,000
Circuit Size:1.50
Voltage:5 V
Introduced:October 17, 1985
Manufactured:week 29/1989
Made in:Korea
CPU Code:i386 DX
Intel S-Spec: SX213
Package Type:Ceramic
PGA-132
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Intel A80386-20 ΣΣ
Intel A80386-20 ΣΣ Top Side
A80386-20
S40362
L8140211
(m)(c)i '85 '86
Sigma Sigma
Intel A80386-20 ΣΣ Back Side
38041550AA
MALAY
B 812
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Core Frequency:20 MHz
Board Frequency:20 MHz
Data bus (ext.):32 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:275,000
Circuit Size:1.50
Voltage:5 V
Introduced:February 16, 1987
Manufactured:week 14/1988
Made in:Malaysia
Package Type:Ceramic
PGA-132
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Intel A80386DX-20 ΣΣ
Intel A80386DX-20 ΣΣ Top Side
A80386DX-20
L8510683
(m)(c)I '85 '86
Sigma Sigma
Intel A80386DX-20 ΣΣ Back Side
8843562SEA
AI 48
KOREA
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Core Frequency:20 MHz
Board Frequency:20 MHz
Data bus (ext.):32 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:275,000
Circuit Size:1.50
Voltage:5 V
Introduced:February 16, 1987
Manufactured:week 51/1988
Made in:Korea
CPU Code:i386 DX
Package Type:Ceramic
PGA-132
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Intel A80386DX-20 ΣΣ, i386 logo
Intel A80386DX-20 ΣΣ, i386 logo Top Side
A80386DX-20
SX214
L9080650
(m) (c)INTEL '85
Sigma Sigma
Intel A80386DX-20 ΣΣ, i386 logo Back Side
8851707SAB
MALAY
O 907
Donated by Christian Lederer. Thanks a lot!  
This is one of the first chips to use the i386 logo, introduced by Intel in 1989.
 
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Core Frequency:20 MHz
Board Frequency:20 MHz
Data bus (ext.):32 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:275,000
Circuit Size:1.50
Voltage:5 V
Introduced:February 16, 1987
Manufactured:week 08/1989
Made in:Malaysia
CPU Code:i386 DX
Intel S-Spec: SX214
Package Type:Ceramic
PGA-132
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Intel A80386DX-20 IV
Intel A80386DX-20 IV Top Side
A80386DX-20 IV
SX217
L0201850
(m) (c)INTEL '85
Intel A80386DX-20 IV Back Side
90121931AE
MALAY
BZ 019
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Core Frequency:20 MHz
Board Frequency:20 MHz
Data bus (ext.):32 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:275,000
Circuit Size:1.50
Voltage:5 V
Introduced:February 16, 1987
Manufactured:week 20/1990
Made in:Malaysia
CPU Code:i386 DX
Intel S-Spec: SX217
Package Type:Ceramic
PGA-132
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Intel A80386DX-25 IV ΣΣ
Intel A80386DX-25 IV ΣΣ Top Side
A80386DX-25 IV
SX133
L9330795
INTEL (m) (c) '85
Sigma Sigma
Intel A80386DX-25 IV ΣΣ Back Side
98502518AC
MALAY
A0 932
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Core Frequency:25 MHz
Board Frequency:25 MHz
Data bus (ext.):32 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:275,000
Circuit Size:1.50
Voltage:5 V
Introduced:April 4, 1988
Manufactured:week 33/1989
Made in:Malaysia
CPU Code:i386 DX
Intel S-Spec: SX133
Package Type:Ceramic
PGA-132
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Intel A80386DX-25 IV
Intel A80386DX-25 IV Top Side
A80386DX-25 IV
SX218
L1264103
INTEL (m) (c) '85
Intel A80386DX-25 IV Back Side
90445893AA
MALAY
BZ 051
Donated by Jorge Segovia. Thanks a lot!  
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Core Frequency:25 MHz
Board Frequency:25 MHz
Data bus (ext.):32 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:275,000
Circuit Size:1.50
Voltage:5 V
Introduced:April 4, 1988
Manufactured:week 52/1990
Made in:Malaysia
CPU Code:i386 DX
Intel S-Spec: SX218
Package Type:Ceramic
PGA-132
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Intel A80386DX-25 IV, i386 DX logo, '85
Intel A80386DX-25 IV, i386 DX logo, '85 Top Side
A80386DX-25 IV
L1441968
SX218
INTEL (M)(C)'85
Intel A80386DX-25 IV, i386 DX logo, '85 Back Side
8132532WEI
CH 40
KOREA
In 1991 Intel had another logo change for the 386 and introduced the i386 DX logo. This is an early version, still having the old '85. (1985 1987 on newer versions)
 
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Core Frequency:25 MHz
Board Frequency:25 MHz
Data bus (ext.):32 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:275,000
Circuit Size:1.50
Voltage:5 V
Introduced:April 4, 1988
Manufactured:week 44/1991
Made in:Korea
CPU Code:i386 DX
Intel S-Spec: SX218
Package Type:Ceramic
PGA-132
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Intel A80386DX-25 IV, i386 DX logo, 1985 1987
Intel A80386DX-25 IV, i386 DX logo, 1985 1987 Top Side
A80386DX-25 IV
L2193356
SX543
INTEL (m) (c) 1985 1987
Intel A80386DX-25 IV, i386 DX logo, 1985 1987 Back Side
8206724SEA
DJ 15
KOREA
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Core Frequency:25 MHz
Board Frequency:25 MHz
Data bus (ext.):32 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:275,000
Circuit Size:1.50
Voltage:5 V
Introduced:April 4, 1988
Manufactured:week 19/1992
Made in:Korea
CPU Code:i386 DX
Intel S-Spec: SX543
Package Type:Ceramic
PGA-132
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Intel A80386DX-33 IV
Intel A80386DX-33 IV Top Side
DX-Logo
A80386DX-33 IV
SX366
L1293710
INTEL (M)(C) '85
Intel A80386DX-33 IV Back Side
8206728AED
DJ 16
KOREA
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Core Frequency:33 MHz
Board Frequency:33 MHz
Data bus (ext.):32 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:275,000
Circuit Size:1.00
Voltage:5 V
Introduced:April 10, 1989
Manufactured:week 29/1991
Made in:Korea
CPU Code:i386 DX
Intel S-Spec: SX366
Package Type:Ceramic
PGA-132
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Intel A80386DX-33 IV, i386 DX logo, '85
Intel A80386DX-33 IV, i386 DX logo, '85 Top Side
DX-Logo
A80386DX-33 IV
SX366
L2102423
INTEL (M)(C) '85
Intel A80386DX-33 IV, i386 DX logo, '85 Back Side
8132536WEC
CH 40
KOREA
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Core Frequency:33 MHz
Board Frequency:33 MHz
Data bus (ext.):32 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:275,000
Circuit Size:1.00
Voltage:5 V
Introduced:April 10, 1989
Manufactured:week 10/1992
Made in:Korea
CPU Code:i386 DX
Intel S-Spec: SX366
Package Type:Ceramic
PGA-132
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Intel A80386DX-33 IV, i386 DX logo, 1985 1987
Intel A80386DX-33 IV, i386 DX logo, 1985 1987 Top Side
DX-Logo
A80386DX-33 IV
L2182837
SX544
(M)(C)1985 1987
Intel A80386DX-33 IV, i386 DX logo, 1985 1987 Back Side
8206728AED
DJ 16
KOREA
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Core Frequency:33 MHz
Board Frequency:33 MHz
Data bus (ext.):32 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:275,000
Circuit Size:1.00
Voltage:5 V
Introduced:April 10, 1989
Manufactured:week 18/1992
Made in:Korea
CPU Code:i386 DX
Intel S-Spec: SX544
Package Type:Ceramic
PGA-132
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