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Monday, June 26, 2023

Collection of quotes about x86

This post is a collection of quotes about x86 (initially released in 1978). There are 3 quotes listed below. License: CC BY-SA 4.0


1. "As of June 2022, most desktop and laptop computers sold are based on the x86 architecture family, while mobile categories such as smartphones or tablets are dominated by ARM." (Wikipedia: x86, 6.12.23 UTC 08:06)


2. "In the 1980s and early 1990s, when the 8088 and 80286 were still in common use, the term x86 usually represented any 8086-compatible CPU. Today, however, x86 usually implies a binary compatibility also with the 32-bit instruction set of the 80386." (Wikipedia: x86, 6.12.23 UTC 08:06)


3. "During execution, current x86 processors employ a few extra decoding steps to split most instructions into smaller pieces called micro-operations." (Wikipedia: x86, 6.12.23 UTC 08:06)