x86 microprocessor

Microprocessors architecture x86 - is a kind of phenomenon of the second half of the XX century. Since 1978, when the company released the first Intel microprocessor such 8086, and then it Simplified 8088, has been replaced by many generations of these devices. With each new generation of x86 popularity grew rapidly progressive, resulting today in almost all areas of industry and the computer industry is dominated by microprocessors to some extent compatible with the architecture of x86. 
The undisputed leader in the development and production of modern microprocessors for more than 30 years, is the company Intel. It is the products of this company are the backbone described here a series of microprocessors. These include: the ancestor architecture x86 - 8086, the next generation microprocessors Intel186, Intel286, Intel386, Intel486, Pentium, Pentium Pro, Pentium II, Pentium III, as well as in the newer part of the 32-bit architecture (IA-32).