Talk:List of Intel microprocessors
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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?)
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
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
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 126.96.36.199 (talk) 19:11, September 10, 2006
"Built-in multitasking" ?
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".
Shouldn't the Intel IXP product line be listed?