Questions tagged [microarchitecture]

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Do all RAM chips on a computer “see” everything on the address bus?

Say that a CPU wants to get a particular address in memory, it will place that address on the address bus. But will that address be visible to all RAM chips (and therefor all DIMMS) on the computer, ...
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Memory controller arbiters and memory accesses

Does anyone know what the Arbiter would look like on a DDR memory controller? I was thinking that in order to perform memory access operation reordering for optimisation it may contain a ROB / ...
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Does operating system differ based on ISA or based on microarchitecture?

If an operating system is developed, say for instance 'Linux', will that be written slightly differently where needed (profiled) for different microarchitecture (Intel Pentium and AMD Athlon)? I see ...
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What Intel CPUs are Goldmont microarchitecture?

I need a machine for testing free and open source software under Intel's latest CPUs. Painting with a broad brush, the latest CPUs are 6th generation iCore processors. As I understand things, the ...
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Is there a way in Linux terminal to directly find the processor microarchitecture?

Is there a way in Linux terminal to directly find the processor microarchitecture? For instance if it's Nehalem, Westmere or Sandy Bridge, even if it is with and installable application. Thanks in ...
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The use of micro-instruction cache

I learnt recently that Sandy Bridge uses a micro-instruction cache akin to the execution trace cache in Netburst. From what I know, many of the simpler x86 instructions (those translating into 4 micro-...
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How to find microarchitecture given the CPU name?

How do I find out the microarchitecture of a processor if I know its name? For example, if I find that someone I'm trying to help says he has a Intel i7 960 3.2GHz CPU, I want to find out what is the ...