By: Heikki Kultala (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 28, 2017 5:45 am
Room: Moderated Discussions
> Marketing matters, Intel won an empire with the grossly inferior 8088, it was designed
> that way on purpose, those making real 16 bit CPU's never had a chance.
Intel had 8086 before 8088, and 8086 is a real 16-bit CPU by all metrics.
And the ISA that won was originally the 8086 ISA, not 8088 ISA.
Probably you mean "16/32 bit hybrids" when you talk about "real 16-bit".
(68k is a 16b/32b hybrid, not a more "real 16-bit CPU" than 8086)