The Intel 8086/8 - The x86 Dynasty Begins



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About this Artwork

This artwork is a mixed-media display celebrating the Intel 8086. Introduced in 1978, the 8086 is the start of Intel's popular x86 architecture. Although the 8086 can trace its heritage back to the Intel 8008, the 8086 is the first of the compatible processors that define the x86 architecture. In a significant redesign, Intel took the 8-bit instructions from previous generations and upgraded them to 16-bit for the 8086. Several microcomputers using the 8086 were made by AT&T, IBM, Tandy, Wang, and others. The most famous microcomputer, the IBM PC, used an 8-bit version of the 8086, called the 8088. With the industry's rapid acceptance of the PC, the architectural variety found in the early days of the microprocessor market began to disappear.

This artwork includes three major items. It has a large image of an Intel 8086 chip. On the back are the artist’s signature and a narrative describing the artwork and the 8086. Also, the artwork includes an Intel 8086/8 chip (a D8088 unless otherwise requested.)


    The artwork is framed in an 11"x14" black shadow box frame, with glass. All framing materials are acid-free. A narrative about the artwork that includes the artist’s signature is placed on the back of the artwork.

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