Talk:List of Intel microprocessors

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80286[edit]

The 80286 is being given short shrift here. It was not just a faster 8086 or 80186! This was the CPU that made the 8 bit bus obsolete (there was no 80288) and introduced protected mode.

The i286 could run Windows 3.1 (in Standard mode) unlike the earlier 8086/8088/80186/80188. It shouldn't just be lumped in with those DOS real mode CPU's with no notations.

P4 -- a new generation? (G7?)[edit]

Wasn't the Pentium4 finally a leap into generation 7? ANyone care to put headings in, eg "486 generation" / "generation 4" / whatever the correct term is? -- Tarquin

Calling the Pentium 4 7th generation is a bit amusing considering it is inferior to the 'previous generation'. It was a redesigned core for the purposes of scaling high MHz, not speed. A Pentium III at 2.4GHz with 800MHz FSB would probably run rings around a P4EE. All creations for marketing, like how the Pentium Pro was sold under ~5 different names. Crusadeonilliteracy

List clutter fixed[edit]

The old list was pretty cluttered and hard to read (at least to me). I've formatted most of it as nested lists, which helps readability, but now we've got a pretty long page. Any ideas how to break this up? By year of production maybe? Or generations? -- Wapcaplet

80186[edit]

It should be noted here that despite everyone saying it was only available as embedded systems, there were still lots of desktop systems (like the siemens pc-d I have in my cellar). it was available with a 80187 fpu and a revolutionary bus system that allowed up to 127 extension cards.. if your case was big enough... and then later I got some 14mb hard drive... ah, those were the times... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.176.232.207 (talk) 19:11, September 10, 2006

"Built-in multitasking" ?[edit]

I removed this completely nonsensical statement. It was perhaps the intention that some reference be made to support for _virtual memory_, so it's fair to say "had built-in support for multitasking o/s's that require vm".

IXP?[edit]

Shouldn't the Intel IXP product line be listed?