[vcf-midatlantic] Working on a historical microprocessor exhibt
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Sun Feb 9 20:13:03 EST 2020
The 6809 is my favorite 8-bit CPU, and it had some significant machines, but I’d still probably have to admit that it’s just an extended 6800, if you’re worried about space.
Similarly, the 8088 is just an 8086 with an 8-bit external bus.
If you’re looking to include that era, though, I think you definitely need to include the 68000.
> On Feb 9, 2020, at 11:46, Adam Michlin via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> VCF is working on a historical exhibit of CPUs (not really support chips at this point). Literally just the CPUs.
> What should we have at the bare minimum? 4004, 8008, 8088, 8086, 6502, Z80, 6800, 6809...?
> What should we have if we have more space? 80x86, 680x0, Sparc, MIPS, Power, Alpha, ARM, Itanium...?
> Modern CPUs (to some degree) aren't out of the question, either, as we're hoping to show the progression of Moore's Law from the 4004 (2,300 transistors) to present day maybe, for example, a AMD Ryzen 9 3900X (at 9,890,000,000 transistors).
> Thoughts? I'm sure I'm forgetting plenty of important CPUs.
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