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The First CPU Widely Used In Hobbyist Computers Was The?

MOS 6502
Motorola 68000
Intel 8080
Intel 4004

Answer: Intel 8080

Long before personal desktop computers were appearing in offices and homes across the world, there was a very dedicated group of computer hobbyists who jumped at the chance to have a computer in their home.

Inside those early mid-1970s machines, the most popular of which–the Altair 8800–seen here, was an inexpensive and robust microprocessor: the Intel 8080. Although quite primitive by today’s standards (or even the standards that would follow in the 1980s), the 8080’s 2Mhz clock speed, enhanced instruction set (compared to its predecessors), and the role it played as the target CPU for CP/M (the first de facto standard personal computer operating system) all contributed to it becoming a popular, highly influential, and highly copied processor in the early PC market.

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The World’s Oldest Commissioned Naval Vessel Still Afloat Is The?

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Which Of These Domesticated Animals Can Safely Drink Sea Water?

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Jim Henson’s Adult-Oriented Puppet Comedy Was Called?

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Mark Hamill Auditioned For Luke Skywalker At The Behest Of The Actor Behind Which Horror Movie Character?

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What Were Planes Detected With Before The Invention Of Radar?

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Japanese Honey Bees Kill Their Primary Predator, Japanese Hornets, With?

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The Holes In Swiss Cheese Are Caused By?

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In 1992 U.S. Navy Researchers Identified The World’s Loneliest?

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The Mempo Was A Distinctive Piece Of Armor Worn Where?

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Which Computer Keyboard Key Is An Archaic Reference To Its Original Mechanical Function?