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Intel 80286

The Intel 80286 (officially called iAPX 286) is a 16-bit microprocessor that allows up to 16 megabytes of RAM. On DOS machines these can only be used via extended memory[?] emulation. The Intel 8086 by contrast is only able to address 1 megabyte of RAM. The clock speed is between 6 and 20 MHz. Its successor is the Intel 80386.

First released in 1982, the 286 was widely used in IBM PC compatible computers during the mid to late 1980s.



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