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A basic command. The term instruction is often used to describe the most rudimentary programming commands. For example, a computer's instruction set is the list of all the basic commands in the computer's machine language.


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  Instruction Execution Process
Describes how a processor executes instructions. Includes information about pipelining, compiler optimization, native execution and x86 translation execution steps. This page is from "The PC Guide".

  Internal Processor Architecture and Operation
Describes processor instruction sets and modes, internal architectural components, the instruction execution process, and performance enhancing architecture features. This page is from "The PC Guide."

  The 80x86 Instruction Set
This is Chapter 6 of Randall Hyde's book, "Art of Assembly Language." It describes the 80x86 real mode instruction set. Updated on Aug 5, 1998

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