CHAPTER 21

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Advanced Topics and Optimization Techniques

In order to maximize the performance of your assembly language code, you need to understand a few pivotal details about the inner workings of an x86 processor. In this chapter, you’ll study the internal architecture of a modern x86 multi-core processor and its underlying microarchitecture. Boosting assembly language software performance also requires appropriate use of certain x86 coding strategies and techniques, which are also examined in this chapter.

The content of this chapter should be regarded as an introductory tutorial to its topics. A comprehensive examination of x86 microarchitectures ...

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