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Core-blimey! Intel's Core i9 18-core monster – the numbers

keith_w

Re: Gamers?

It was an IBM engineer, not Bill. The 640K was a limitation of the design an 8 bit IBM personal computer. The maximum memory size was 1024K, of which IBM reserved the top 384K addresses for IO functions, so no Bill had no reason to say it.

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