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Peter Cordes
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The start of x86: Intel 8080 vs Intel 8086?

56 votes

Did any compiler fully use Intel x87 80-bit floating point?

29 votes
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How can a 32-bit x86 CPU start with reset vector 0xFFFFFFF0 even though it starts in 16-bit real mode?

25 votes
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Was there a 'git' in the 1990s?

24 votes
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Did any x86 CPU optionally trap unaligned access?

18 votes

Why are first four x86 General Purpose Registers named in such unintuitive order?

13 votes

Have programming languages driven hardware development?

12 votes

What 8086 instructions accept REP?

12 votes

Help porting nasm code down from 386 to 8088 (shifts by more than 1 bit)

11 votes

How does the BIOS distinguish Interrupt(08h-12h) from INT instructions, vs. actual exceptions inside the CPU?

10 votes

What's the relationship between early 90s Pentium microprocessor and today's Intel designs?

8 votes

Why did 1990s-2000s LCD all use 60 Hz refresh?

7 votes

Are MS-DOS and Windows 9x vulnerable to Meltdown?

6 votes

Are there any good, non-abandoned PC emulators?

6 votes

Why was video, audio and picture compression the poorest when storage space was the costliest?

4 votes

Will PC-DOS run faster on 4 or 8 core modern machines?

2 votes

Power of university computer in the '70s?

2 votes

How do I best simulate a 80386?

1 vote

Why does cat with no argument read from standard input?