Comparison of Computer Generation

There are five computer generation, the following table summarise all main features comparison of related generation as:

Features First Generation Second Generation Third Generation Fourth Generation Fifth Generation
Period 1946-1959 1959-1965 1965-1971 1971-1985 1985-now
Electronic Item Vaccum Tube Transistor Integrated Circuit Microprocessor VLSIC
Language Machine Assembly High Level Language High Level Language High Level Language
Storage Punch Card Magnetic Tape Internal Memory Internal Memory Internal Memory
Example ENIAC IBM-700, ATLAS PDP Series's computer, CDC-1700 IBM-PC, ZX-SPECTRUM Super Computer, Robot
Table: Comparison of Computer Generation with its features

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