Optimization Strategies and Techniques
In the preceding chapters, you learned the fundamentals of x86-64 assembly language programming. You also learned how to use the computational recourses of Advanced Vector Extensions to perform SIMD operations. To maximize the performance of your x86 assembly language code, it is often necessary to understand important details about the inner workings of an x86 processor. In this chapter, you’ll explore the internal hardware components of a modern x86 multi-core processor and its underlying microarchitecture. You’ll also learn how to apply specific coding strategies and techniques to boost the performance of your x86-64 assembly language code.