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First Generation Processors

First generation processors were used on the earliest of machines, the original IBM PC and XT, and the first clones. These machines were primitive in most ways compared to modern PCs, and the processors they used were of limited capabilities. First generation processors run at system bus speed and use the oldest processor technologies.

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