Transistors per microprocessor

number, 1971–2017

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Data Item19711972197319741975197619771978197919801981198219831984198519861987198819891990199119921993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
Transistors per microprocessor2,308.003,555.004,826.506,098.0010,711.2015,324.4019,937.6024,550.8029,164.0064,700.33100,236.67135,773.00181,796.00227,819.00273,842.00507,356.75740,871.50974,386.251,207,901.001,682,400.752,156,900.502,631,400.253,105,900.006,376,258.009,646,616.0011,518,203.3313,389,790.6715,261,378.0021,673,922.0037,180,267.0042,550,655.0055,730,604.00151,247,255.00273,841,963.00305,052,789.00582,941,535.00805,842,188.001,557,041,857.502,308,241,527.002,981,181,145.253,654,120,763.504,327,060,381.755,000,000,000.005,700,000,000.0010,000,000,000.0014,600,000,000.0019,200,000,000.00

The number of transistors which fit into a microprocessor.

Source: Karl Rupp. 40 Years of Microprocessor Trend Data.