Originally posted by NordicMan
Well, the intel chip was used in the Next computers. I would not at all be surprised to see a black Macintosh when the intel Macs come to town, remembering the Next cube type of computer. Just to return to the intel Mac story.
The only Intel chip used in NeXT hardware, ie, hardware manufactured by NeXT Computer, Inc, was the i860 RISC chip in the NeXTDimension graphics board. A NeXTcube with a NeXTDimension board could also be considered an axisymmetric multiprocessor machine because the board ran an optimized Mach kernel dedicated to accelerating Postscript.
All NeXT computers rans variations of the Motorola 68030 and 68040. There may have been an after market 68060, but I think I'm confusing that with the Nitro board (66 MHz 68040?). Long time ago.
After NeXT abandoned hardware, it ran on a small subset of generic Intel hardware, then HP-PA RISC workstations, then SPARCstations, and finally, Apple PowerPC. Next year, it'll come back to Intel.