It's been a wild ride for the x86 architecture, which has managed to stay relevant for over 31 years. During that time, AMD has sold a boatload of x86 chips, with today marking the shipment of the chip maker's 500 millionth x86 CPU. This occurred while AMD was celebrating its 40th anniversary.
"AMD's 40th anniversary is a testimonial to our longevity, our employees, our customers, and our unique business approach," AMD wrote on a webpage dedicated to the milestone.
As a "reward to the loyal customers who helped AMD reach this milestone," the chip maker is giving away four HP Pavilion dv2z notebooks via a contest. To enter:
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