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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It looks so ... sensible
by Dr.Mabuse on Tue 7th Aug 2012 00:44 UTC
Dr.Mabuse
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2009-05-19

Granted, it's been many many years since I've looked at x86, but this looks really nice compared to back then.

16 general purpose 64-bit registers? Sign me up!

If only I had a reason to use it... :-)

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RE: It looks so ... sensible
by nutt on Tue 7th Aug 2012 10:44 in reply to "It looks so ... sensible"
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2011-06-22

16 general purpose 64-bit registers? Sign me up!

Why settle for less? PPC64 has 32 of them.

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