|Definition||:||generic name for Intel processors released after the original 8086 processor|
|Category||:||Computing » General Computing|
What does x86 mean?
x86 is the generic of a microprocessor architecture first developed and manufactured by Intel. The x86 processor is the family of 32 bit processors that Intel has produced since the late 1980s. The architecture is called x86 because the earliest processors in this family were identified by model numbers ending in the sequence “86”.