View Full Version : What is x86?

01-25-2011, 09:54 PM
Surprise Computing test!

edit : When there is a software that says "Microsoft Office 2010 x86", what does x86 stands for?

is it for 64bit computers?
is it for 32bit computers?

Do not refer to google.
Do not refer to other people's answer.
Vote for your answer. :woot:

01-25-2011, 10:10 PM
None of your polls are correct.

Voice Of Korhal
01-26-2011, 06:59 AM

01-26-2011, 07:52 PM
None of your polls are correct.

lol I thought x86 referred to the intel processor architectures, i.e. 80486, 80586 hence the "x" 86.

01-26-2011, 08:18 PM
Correct han han!
Intel processor , old ones : 386, 486 (80486 in short), are 32bit.

Hence programs with x86 label (e.g. Office 2010 x86) means it is for 32 bit processor.

As a result, the first poll answer, "Applications for 32bit windows" should be the correct answer.

01-26-2011, 09:48 PM
You aren't referring to software with labels, you asked for the definition of x86 and none of your answers reflect that.

01-26-2011, 09:51 PM
My bad for not stating the question clearly.

01-27-2011, 09:21 AM
Did you just say "my bad"?

Voice Of Korhal
01-27-2011, 03:39 PM
HOLY ****.