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16550 Input/Output chip for Serial ports such as COM1 and COM2.
2D Graphics Uses 2D (flat) graphics for side on type graphics which were very popular when DOS games were popular.
2G 2nd Generation device e.g. mobile phone.
3D Graphics 3D graphics is now the norm with depth and with upto date graphics chips can produce textured graphics for extra realism. Uses X/Y/Z co-ordinates to produce vector graphics with colour, light sources and texturing to produce life-like graphics.
3D Now! Special multimedia extensions added to early AMD processors.
3DFX 3D Effects. Makers of the very fast 3D graphics card like the Voodoo.
3G 3rd Generation device e.g. video mobile phones.
4DOS A Third Party DOS operating system similar to MS-DOS.
4G 4th Generation device e.g. new mobile service. 6502 MOS Technology 6502 processor used in Apple I, II, CBM VIC20 etc.
6510 MOS Technology 6510 used in Commodore C64.
6800 First 8 bit Motorola processor used in Altair computers.
68000 Motorola processor used in Atari ST and Commodore Amigas. Models incl. 68000, 68010, 68020, 68030, 68040 and 68060.
8086 First 16 bit processor in x86 family made by Intel with 16 bit address bus
and 8 16-bit registers and access to 1MB of memory.
8088 Similar to the 8086 but had an 8 bit address bus. It was the first Intel processor to be used in the IBM PC.
80286 Replacement 16 bit Intel processor. Support for upto 1Mb of RAM in most cases.
80386 First 32 bit Intel processor with Real and Protected modes. Allowed access to Extended and Expanded RAM beyond the first 1Mb of earlier processors.
80486 Replacement 32 bit Intel processor upto 100MHz. Some had caches, and dual-clock capabilities.
8 Bit This refers to the number of binary digits (0 or 1) the processor
can refer to at once. 8 bit numbers range from 0-255 (unsigned) or
-127 to 128 (signed). 8 bit computers include: ZX81, ZX Spectrum,
Commodore 64, BBC A/B etc.

16 bit 16 bit numbers can range from 0 to 65536 (64K) or -65535 to 65536. Typical
16 computers include Atari ST, Commodore Amiga 500, IBM AT compatible.

32 bit 32 bit numbers can range from 0 to 4.29 GB. Most modern desktop computers
are 32 bit including Pentium PCs, Apple Macs, Commodore Amiga 1200/4000.

64 bit 64 bit numbers can range from 0 to 18TB. Only very high end workstations and servers use 64 bit computers including Itanium PCs, Athlon 64, Intel Core and UltraSparc unix computers.

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