Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Aug 2012 21:50 UTC, submitted by iseyler
General Development I asked for more of this, and I got it. "There has been much interest in assembly lately (whether the real 6502, or the fictional DCPU-16; I even created my own virtual 8-bit CPU called i808 in 2007), but none of this attention focuses on the architecture that is most popular in today's computers. If you are reading this on a desktop, laptop, or server then your computer is most likely using x86-64 (or x86). x86-64 is the 64-bit superset of the 32-bit x86 architecture and any modern CPU from AMD or Intel supports it. This document will focus on the most used parts of x86-64."
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RE: X64
by renox on Tue 7th Aug 2012 08:26 UTC in reply to "X64"
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I disagree, have you looked at the document?
x86-64 is "less ugly" than x86 (16 registers!) but a good ISA??
Have a look at the MIPS ISA, this is a good ISA, x86 isn't.

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