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Happy birthday! x86 turns 30 years old

javipas (1086007) writes | more than 6 years ago

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javipas writes "On June 8th 1978 Intel introduced its first 16-bit microprocessor, the 8086. Intel used then the "the dawn of a new era" slogan, and they probably didn't know how certain they were. Thirty years later we've seen the evolution of PC architectures based on the x86 instruction set that has been the core of Intel, AMD or VIA processors. Legendary chips such as Intel 80386, 80486, Pentiums or AMD Athlon have a great debt with that original processor, and as recently was pointed out on Slashdot, x86 evolution still leads the revolution. Happy birthday and long live, x86."
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