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Old 08-28-2005, 06:10 AM   #1
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Intel x86


Hey.

I know this question has been posted numerous times before, but i would like a definitive anwser from someone who knows what they are talking about (not just someone who *thinks* they know the anwser)

I relation to Intel Chipset Designation, is the following cross reference correct?

8086 - 8 bit
80186 - 8 bit
80286 - 16 bit
80386 - 32 bit
80486 - 32 bit
80586 - 32 bit - Pentium
80686 - 32 bit - Pentium Pro, Pentium II, Pentium III
80786 - 32 bit - Pentium IV

Also, (again, know the facts :P), is it true that the `i` in `ix86` stands for IBM compatible (thus encompasing AMD) or does it strictly stand for Intel Architecture?

Last one for the road, how are the ix68 designations allocated?

I run a P4 but Slack says its a i686? Also, windows likes to clasify everything as i386.

Thanks
 
Old 08-28-2005, 08:34 AM   #2
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Old 08-29-2005, 02:55 AM   #3
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GOOGLE is your friend

from wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...icroprocessors

and this is an interesting slide show
http://www.cs.ubc.ca/spider/neufeld/...er8/sld015.htm

hope this helps
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Old 08-29-2005, 04:48 AM   #4
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Thanks for that, but the reason i came here is BECAUSE of google. Google was not my friend in this instance. Numerous sites had differing information, and when you read 20 different things you dont believe anything.

Again, hence why i came here attempting to find a definitve anwser.
 
  


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