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Topic Title: AMD K6 and UP
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Created On: 10/11/2003 03:34 AM
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 10/11/2003 03:34 AM
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compboy494
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I understand that the AMD K6 and K6-2 processors have RISC86 technology. I can't find any information about the later processors having this technology. I would guess the K7 and K8 processors have related technology. I could not find this on the processor white pages.

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 10/11/2003 03:47 AM
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They are RISC aswell, AFAIK.
This' ">http://www.sandpile.org/ site has some nice info on CPUs

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 10/11/2003 12:22 PM
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Read the tech docs, especially the excellent code optimization pdf.

K7 & K8 have a similar system to the K6 except ithey use "macro-ops". The K8 has "pick and pack" stages in the pipeline to ensure that maximum use of the execution units by groups of macro-ops.
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