Features of Intel Pentium Processor

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Reduced Instruction Set Computing (RISC)
Architecture of Sun Sparc Microprocessor

Features of Intel Pentium Processor:-


  • Complex Instruction Set Computer (CISC) architecture with Reduced Instruction Set Computer (RISC) performance.
  • 64-Bit Bus
  • Upward code compatibility.
  • Pentium processor uses Superscalar architecture and hence can issue multiple instructions per cycle.
  • Multiple Instruction Issue (MII) capability.
  • Pentium processor executes instructions in five stages. This staging, or pipelining, allows the processor to overlap multiple instructions so that it takes less time to execute two instructions in a row.
  • The Pentium processor fetches the branch target instruction before it executes the branch instruction.
  • The Pentium processor has two separate 8-kilobyte (KB) caches on chip, one for instructions and one for data. It allows the Pentium processor to fetch data and instructions from the cache simultaneously.
  • When data is modified, only the data in the cache is changed. Memory data is changed only when the Pentium processor replaces the modified data in the cache with a different set of data
  • The Pentium processor has been optimized to run critical instructions in fewer clock cycles than the 80486 processor.
Reduced Instruction Set Computing (RISC)
Architecture of Sun Sparc Microprocessor

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