8086: The First PC processor
The 8086 was the first x86 processor—Intel had already released the 4004, the 8008, the 8080 and the 8085. This 16-bit processor could manage 1 MB of memory using an external 20-bit address bus. The clock frequency chosen by IBM (4.77 MHz) was fairly low, though the processor was running at 10 MHz by the end of its career.
The first PCs used a derivative of this processor, the 8088, which had only an 8-bit (external) data bus. An interesting aside is that the control systems in the US space shuttles use 8086 processors and NASA was forced to buy some from eBay in 2002 since Intel could no longer supply them.
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|Data bus||16 bits|
|Address bus||20 bits|
|Maximum memory||1 MB|
|Clock frequency||4.77-10 MHz|
|FSB||same as clock frequency|
|Fabrication process||3,000 nm|
|Number of transistors||29,000|
|Die surface area||16 mm²|
Looking forward to the AMD article.
Core 2 Quad, has 4 cores and Core Solo has 1 core.
Yes there is a singal core,
Ok it is not under the same branding but it is part of the same microarchitecture
Thanks for the heads-up! I tweaked that passage to better represent the Core 2 architecture's available configurations!
ArticleThere are many versions of the architecture, resulting in configurations with a different number of cores
There is no mention of the branding, so there is no actual error there, just misinterpretation.
Yes, it isn't called a "Core 2 Duo," but it uses the Core architecture and only has a single core enabled.
But I will have to say, there aren't any 3 core models...