Updated: 10/11/2017 by Computer Hope

Short for Intel Architecture 32, IA-32 was the first 32-bit processor architecture developed by Intel, and is still the basis for many microprocessors in use today. Early on, it was used to transition the old 16-bit architecture of the dated 286 computers to the new 386 standard. The IA-32 architecture was later replaced by IA-64.

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