OT, but info needed: RAM uprade

From: Allison J Parent <allisonp_at_world.std.com>
Date: Sun Dec 27 18:13:17 1998

Price, or something. The 8086 was the same thing as an 8088, but with a
<full 16-bit bus, which was important for almost everything in those days
<(IE before you had an on-chip cache for frequently used operations, an on
<chip FPU for 3D/math, and all kinds of stuff like that.)

The 808x series has what was fairly new then a prefetch cache though of
very limited size. Caches on chip grew in use when the fab technology
could cram enough on a die to permit a larger one.

Received on Sun Dec 27 1998 - 18:13:17 GMT

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