How CPU's work (was Re: Hi, I'm new...)
pat at computer-refuge.org
Sat Aug 5 21:32:32 CDT 2006
On Saturday 05 August 2006 22:14, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> Oh, some Intel chips are worse than others. Basically on the x86 family,
> it helps if you realize that they're all based on the 8008 with eveything
> just tacked on. Sort of like a house with 80 rooms that started out as a
> one-room shack.
I like that analogy... and in order to add on the rooms, they had to get rid
of some of the more "interesting" parts of the original, like the "POP CS"
Purdue University ITAP/RCAC --- http://www.rcac.purdue.edu/
The Computer Refuge --- http://computer-refuge.org
More information about the cctalk