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  • Question

  • why many pentium processors r called as x86 family processors.
    Friday, March 2, 2007 6:33 AM

Answers

  • hmmm..well i guess its bcos they have the same architecture as the 8086 processor.....i.e the von-Neumann archi..! so these processors come under the x86 family..!
    Sunday, March 4, 2007 2:32 PM
  • well the base processor for pentium is the 8086 and the pentium segment starts from 80386-pentium pro 80486-pentium II and so on... hence the name 80x86... also the architecure of 8086 is harvard architecture and not von-newmann as mentioned... 8086 has a separate program and data memory....

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    prasanna
    Tuesday, March 6, 2007 2:51 PM

All replies

  • hmmm..well i guess its bcos they have the same architecture as the 8086 processor.....i.e the von-Neumann archi..! so these processors come under the x86 family..!
    Sunday, March 4, 2007 2:32 PM
  • well the base processor for pentium is the 8086 and the pentium segment starts from 80386-pentium pro 80486-pentium II and so on... hence the name 80x86... also the architecure of 8086 is harvard architecture and not von-newmann as mentioned... 8086 has a separate program and data memory....

    if u ve got wat u wanted mark mine as answer

    regards
    prasanna
    Tuesday, March 6, 2007 2:51 PM
  • the basic design of most of the processors are based on the 8086 uP...thats the reason for it...
    Tuesday, March 6, 2007 3:40 PM
  • also the system when starting runs in a mode called v86 mode or the virtual 86 mode...it is the bios(basic input output system) for any present day system and that is the mode of 8086
    Tuesday, March 6, 2007 4:00 PM