cellphone-sized X86 PC motherboard potential OpenMoko platform?
gabriel_ambuehl at buz.ch
Sun Jun 10 23:38:43 CEST 2007
On Sunday 10 June 2007 23:28:03 Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
> set!) at a lower speed with much less transistors. Wikipedia tells
> that the original 8086 did have just 29.000 transistors and the 8087
> FPU did have 45.000. So, I would assume that the instruction set
> extensions since the 8086 area (i.e. 32 bit, etc.) does not make up
> more that 1 Mio transistors out of the 300 millons.
IIRC, the 486 (being the second generation 32bit x86 chip) had about
1.2million transistors, yes.
Besides, there are very small PowerPC chips just as well as there are monsters
like Power6... And the big ones should be able to run just about any code
that runs on the small ones.
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