Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope
Eight bit

8-bit may refer to any of the following:

1. 8-bit is an early computer device or program that transfers eight bits of data at the same time. For example, the Intel 8080 processor, one of the first widely-used computer processors, had an 8-bit architecture. Today's computer processors are 64-bit.

2. With a video card or graphics card, 8-bit refers to the number of colors displayed. For example, 8-bit is the same as 256 colors.

3. There are also 8 bits in a byte.

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