[CLUG-chat] Intel 25 years on

Erhard Eiselen eis at tad.co.za
Thu Jun 12 08:32:54 SAST 2003

"Intel on Monday quietly marked the 25th anniversary of x86, the basic
architecture behind the chips that power most of today's PCs, with more than
one billion units shipped. At 3.06GHz, the Pentium 4 is about 600 times
faster than the 5MHz 8086 that was introduced on June 9, 1978. "

We have indeed come a long way...my first PC that I bought in 1986/7 was
like 15MHz, 1Mb Ram and 40Mb HD and then it cost about R8,000


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