25 years of x86 and 1 billion units shiped

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  1. Huked on Fonick macrumors 6502

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    Cnet has an ariticle about today(June 9th) marks the 25 year anaversity of the x86 line of chips............THe first x86 chip was release on this day in 1978, called the 8086 it ran at a blazeing 5mhz....the p4 3.06ghz chip today is over 600 times faster than it.........Earler this year intel passed the 1billion mark for x86 chips shipped.......

    Just thought u guys would like to know...

    Here is the article...
    http://news.com.com/2100-1006-1014744.html?tag=nl
     
  2. applemacdude macrumors 68040

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    Forget them chips:) It's all about PPC.:) PPC Pride
     
  3. yzedf macrumors 65816

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    Obviously not... :rolleyes:
     
  4. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Re: 25 years of x86 and 1 billion units shiped

    I have one in a small computer that runs DOS 1.25
     
  5. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Over 1 billion served huh... Where have I heard that before ;)
     
  6. Huked on Fonick thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Isent it Billions and Billions served?

    or where u talking about pamela anderson?
     
  7. yzedf macrumors 65816

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    Before the switch to Billions and Billions served, they used to have the number on the sign (24 billion served... etc). I think that stopped at 100 billion mark, IIRC.

    I think I have a Apache shirt somewhere that says "Trillions and Trillions served" or something...
     

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