Linked by Nicholas Blachford on Wed 9th Jul 2003 16:43 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y This article started life when I was asked to write a comparison of x86 and PowerPC CPUs for work. We produce PowerPC based systems and are often asked why we use PowerPC CPUs instead of x86 so a comparison is rather useful. While I have had an interest in CPUs for quite some time but I have never explored this issue in any detail so writing the document proved an interesting exercise. I thought my conclusions would be of interest to OSNews readers so I've done more research and written this new, rather more detailed article. This article is concerned with the technical differences between the families not the market differences.
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x86 way back to 8080 and/or 4004???
by Fabio Alemagna on Wed 9th Jul 2003 22:42 UTC

> True he may havg gotten it wrong - the x86 architecture
> actually goes all the way back to the 4004. The truth is
> when the PC choose the 8088, it was already somewhat
> handicapped by it's ties to the past.

Guys, do you even have the slightest idea of what "x86" means? look, 8086, 286, 386, 486, 586, 686... Do you get what "x86" means now? Now tell me, do 8080 and 4004 fit in that scheme? Some people... ;)