Organised into 12 sections, the book explores the genealogy of the Pentium family of processors, from the 386 to the 486, Pentium, Pentium Pro, Pentium II and right on through to the Pentium 4 and Pentium M group of CPUs. The book does begin with some more general material, including a look at single and multi-tasking operating systems and the problems that multi-tasking imposes.
As should be clear by now this is very much a reference manual for electronic engineers, designers of embedded system, compiler writers and so on. The coverage of material is extensive, both in breadth and depth. The technical content is such that this really isn't a book to sit down and read from cover to cover, no matter how fascinating you find the inner workings of complex micro-processors.
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