Motorola 68000 family

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The Motorola 680x0/m68k/68k/68K is a family of 32-bit CISC microprocessors. During the 1980s and early 1990s, they were popular in personal computers and workstations and were the primary competitors of Intel's x86 microprocessors. They were most well-known as the processors powering the early Apple Macintosh, the Commodore Amiga, the Sinclair QL, the Atari ST, SEGA Megadrive and several others. Although no modern desktop computers are based on the 68k, derivative processors are still widely used in embedded applications. As of 1998, the 68K family was the best-selling 32-bit architecture in the world. 79 million 68K chips were sold in 1997, compared to about 75 million Pentium-based PCs.[1]

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