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News: Despite its aging design, the x86 is still in charge

Category: CPU's, Manufacturers, Software, General News
Posted: 06:29AM

c|net - Few computing technologies from the late 1970s endure today, with one notable exception: the fundamental marching orders for the vast majority of the world's computers.The x86 instruction set architecture (ISA), used today in more than 90 percent of the world's PCs and servers, hit the marketplace in 1978 as part of Intel's 8086 chip.

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