What exactly is an x86 processor?

By ArmyofKirb
Oct 29, 2005
  1. I've had no luck finding an exact answer on the web, so here I am. I have a vague idea (i.e. the old 286,386,486 Intel Processors) but I have no clue as to what makes a CPU a x86 processor or not. I know that some server processors are non-x86, but that pretty much exhaust my knowledge on the subject. Can you help me?
  2. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    Actually modern day CPUs still use the x86 architecture. Of course there still are CPUs that dont (like the itanium).

    here is a nice read here
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