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Power and Performance by Jim Kukunas

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Chapter 1

Early Intel® Architecture

Abstract

This chapter is the first of three that explores the Intel(R) Architecture, focusing on the fundamental design. The chapter begins with the Intel(R) 8086, the first x86 processor. Then the Intel(R) 8087 coprocessor is covered, along with the IEEE 754 floating point specification and the Intel(R) 80286. The chapter ends by looking at the Intel(R) 80386, the first 32-bit Intel(R) processor and the first processor to run Linux.

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80386

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