Reply to post: actually the *86 goes back to the 8008 .

Picking apart the circuits in the ARM1 – the ancestor of your smartphone's brain

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actually the *86 goes back to the 8008 .

In terms of evolution, if not backwards compatibility.

More instructions instead of more processing power and more special purpose registers instead of general purpose ones.

Evolution by bodge, ARM was a fresh start.

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