Third generation computer

  1. Third generation computer

The third generations of computers were introduced in 1964. They used Integrated circuits (ICs). So, the computers of this generation were small in size, low cost, large memory and processing speed is very high.


  • Technology integrated circuit
  • IC is made of thousand of transistor
  • language high level language like FORTRAN 2to4,COBOL
  • Generated very less heat
  • Smaller in size comparison to previous generation
  • still costly
  • More reliable comparison to previous generation
  • only fan required to cool down
  • Portable

Example: IBM 360 series tdc 316

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