Computer hardware is something that we might not think about at all but it has done things far more for us than anyone would have known that it would. Without it, you would not be able to take that most important selfie on snapchat or Instagram or be able to binge watch Netflix on your smart tv. Because the technology of computer hardware translated, do to all of these and even more.
The CPU of a computer or central processing unit is the electronic circuitry in the computer that carries out the instructions of a computer program by performing the basic arithmetic, logical, control, and input/output operations specified by the instructions. The first microprocessor commercially available was all the way back in 1971 called the Intel 4004, since; then, technology has improved a great deal. The first ever IBM pc used the Intel 8088 processor, which came out in 1979, the influence the first IBM made establish the now commonplace Intel architecture, which is often called x86 architecture, there are many stories about how this decision was made. Up to that point, many popular personal computers had 8-bit processor including the Intel 8088 which was in the MITS Altair 8800 that Bill Gates and Paul Allen used when creating the first BASIC pc and; then, co-founding the; now, monster of a company, Microsoft. let us move back to 1975, where AMD created its first two non-licensed processor. Technically, AM2900 was not a processor; rather, it was a series of components used to build a 4-bit modular processor.
It also produced the AM9080, which was a reverse-engineered clone of the Intel 8080 8-bit microprocessor. AMD’s entry into the x86 processor market share began in the early 1980s following an agreement with IBM and Intel. At the time, IBM was one of the largest computer manufacturers in the world. IBM was deliberating on several different processor designs to use in its upcoming products when it entered into consultation with Intel.
If Intel woos IBM, it would secure a massive order for the company’s processors for use of IBM PC’s.IBM was concerned that the sheer number of processors that it needed would exceed the production capabilities of any single manufacturer, so it required Intel to license its technology to third-party manufacturers to ensure the sufficient total volume. Intel, not wanting to lose this contract with IBM to any competitor, agreed to IBM’s terms in 1981, following this that Intel and IBM agreement made, AMD began producing licensed identical clones of Intel’s 8086 processors in 1982.