The Impact of Computer Advancement
The way computers have changed the world.
What Caused Computer to Advance So Quickly?
Computers have been advancing rapidly, to do more, and be more efficient to do task in the 1980s and 90s still affecting today. In 1987, intel, the largest Semiconductor manufacturer, developed and released a new CPU architecture called x86, this gave advantages of reverse compatibility. At first, it was a 16 bit extension to their 8 bit based 8080 microprocessor, It had memory segmentation, which allowed for it to surpass that maximum memory of a 16 bit system.
Some General Information of x86
How x86 got its name is is from most of the 8080’s successors, usually ending with an 86. The term x86 became common after the release of intel’s 80386 in 1985. x86 led to the growth in processor features and processing power for Desktops, Laptops, and x86 based servers. Many operating systems take advantage of x86’s features. Some of these operating systems include GNU/Linux, windows, FreeBSD, solaris, and OS X.