Intel 8085 - interview?

Eric Smith spacewar at
Fri Feb 9 16:53:54 CST 2018

On Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 3:41 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk <
cctalk at> wrote:

> The V-series may be a good example of why Intel didn't want to publicize
> the added 8085 instructions.

Maybe. What I'd heard from multiple sources was that they only wanted the
8085 to replace the 8080, so it was supposed to be "better" in terms of
being a lower-cost 8080 replacement, needing fewer support chips (except an
address latch, but that's cheaper than an 8228/8238), but they didn't want
it to have a better instruction set that might put it into sockets that
might otherwise get filled with an 8086/8088.

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