Z80 Assembly/Introduction

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Why Learn z80?[edit | edit source]

While most computers today are 64 bit with Intel x86 or AMD processors, there are still many devices that use Z80 processors. Most notable of such devices are GameBoy, Sega Genesis and Handheld Calculators such as Casio and the TI-series. Several other consumer electronics devices such as MIDI synthesizers also have a Z80 processor.

But why 8-bits?[edit | edit source]

The Z80 microprocessor was designed in the 70s. Its competitor was Intel's 8008. Most computers in the 70s were 8-bit.