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INFO_XFL
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Do desktop processors offer architectural extensions providing for several banks of registers ?

I was reading a forum post on StackOverflow and wanted to know do Intel processors made for the average consumer (desktop market) contain extra registers as described in the post ?

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/4782388/how-dispatcher-works

Thanks in advance

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AndrewG_Intel
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Hello @INFO_XFL

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AndrewG_Intel
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Hello @INFO_XFL

Thank you for your patience in this matter.


Regarding your inquiry, yes, Intel® processors do offer architectural extensions for several banks of registers. For additional information, you may check the Intel® 64 and IA-32 Architectures Software Developer Manuals available here: https://software.intel.com/content/www/us/en/develop/articles/intel-sdm.html (for starters Chapter 10-2 vol 1 per example).


We hope this clarifies your concern.

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Andrew G.

Intel Customer Support Technician


AndrewG_Intel
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