Chapter 3. Processor Differential Insight

This chapter discusses the similarities and differences between the various 80×86 processors from the manufacturers AMD and Intel.

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Processor Overview

Processor Overview

There are a large variety of computers with different processors and different word sizes but there is one constant, the byte. Memory in a computer is represented as a series of bytes and each of these bytes is made up of eight bits. This allows an unsigned value ranging from 0...255 or a signed value ranging from –128...0...127 to be stored in each byte. These eight bits ...

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