The Intel i860 64-bit processor: a general-purpose CPU with 3D graphics capabilities

  title={The Intel i860 64-bit processor: a general-purpose CPU with 3D graphics capabilities},
  author={Jack D. Grimes and Leslie Kohn and Rajeev Bharadhwaj},
  journal={IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications},
A description is given of the Intel i860 processor, which was designed for use in low-cost 3D graphics workstations. These products need high performance to support the operating system, simulations, transforms, and shading calculations. The integer unit provides high performance for Unix and other operating systems, the floating-point unit provides high throughput for computationally intensive applications and the processor includes 3D graphics hardware. The sustained high computation rates… Expand
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