Minimum CPU Class Required : Intel 8088 / 8086
Intel 8088 microprocessor is a variant of the Intel 8086. Introduced on July 1, 1979, the 8088 had an eight-bit external data bus instead of the 16-bit bus of the 8086. The 16-bit registers and the one megabyte address range were unchanged, however. In fact, according to the Intel documentation, the 8086 and 8088 have the same execution unit, only the bus interface unit is different. The original IBM PC was based on the 8088.
Intel 8088 / 8086 is part of the Minimum CPU Class Required category.