O'Reilly logo

Inside the Machine by Jon Stokes

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

An Overview of the Pentium 4's Architecture

Even though the Pentium 4’s pipeline is much longer than that of the G4e, it still performs most of the same functions. Figure 7-5 illustrates the Pentium 4’s basic architecture so that you can compare it to the picture of the G4e presented in Figure 7-4. Due to space and complexity constraints, I haven’t attempted to show each pipeline stage individually like I did with the G4e. Rather, I’ve grouped the related ones together so you can get a more general feel for the Pentium 4’s layout and instruction flow.

Basic architecture of the Pentium 4

Figure 7-5. Basic architecture of the Pentium 4

The first thing to notice about Figure 7-5 is that ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required