|number of transistors||6,000 transistor on die|
|clock speed||2 megahertz|
|instruction set||75 instructions|
|Registers||seven eight bit registers.|
|introduction date||January 4, 1974|
|initial cost||$360 each|
Like rival microprocessors like the Motorola 6800, the Intel 8080 used registers that were only eight bits wide.
The 8080 is the lineal ancestor of intel's later designs, the 8088, 8086, 186, 286, 386, 486 and all of intel's Pentium processors. The 8080 was the lineal descendant of the Intel 4004 and Intel 8008 microprocessors.
Later integrated circuits intended for embedded computer applications, like the Intel 8052, incorporated the intel 8080 architecture, memory, and what had previously been various support chips on a single chip, allowing a "computer on a chip". The 8052 was embedded in non-computer devices, like microwave ovens, and electronic fuel ignitions.