Gecko's CPU Library

Intel 8085 processors

Introduction: March 1976

Intel released the 8085, its follow up to the 8080, in March of 1976. Even though it predated the Z80 by several months, it never achieved the popularity of the Z80 in personal computer systems. It was popular as an embedded controller, finding use in scales and other computerized equipment. The 8085 ran at 5MHz and contained 6,500 transistors. It was built on a 3 micron process and incorporated an 8-bit data bus.

Source: Upgrading and Repairing PCs (13th Edition) by Scott Mueller.