A 32-bit microprocessor
introduced by Intel
in 1993. It contains 3.3 million transistors
, nearly triple the number contained in its predecessor, the 80486 chip. Though still in production, the Pentium processor has been superseded by the Pentium Pro
and Pentium II
microprocessors. Since 1993, Intel has developed the Pentium III and more recently the Pentium 4 microprocessors.