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Old 06. Sep 2013, 07:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Doobie View Post
Intel version numbers:
386 = 386
486 = 486
586 = Pentium
686 = Pentium II/III
786 = Pentium 4
886 = Core 2
986 = Intel i3/i5/i7
Whenever I see this, it reminds me that for several years from 2003 to 2009 Intel didn't have the leading CPUs because their transition to 64-bit was initially a flop.

AMD had the first successful 64-bit processors with x86 compatibility. They started in 2003 with the K8 CPU and called their architecture AMD64. Intel was forced to follow AMD to remain competitive and eventually followed the AMD nomenclature in calling their architecture I64.
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