> some vague fuzzy "if you liked the 6502, you'll probably find the ARM to > your taste". With some exceptions, all cycles the 6502 do something with yhe memory of the computer: reading the instruction, reading or writing data, etc. The (older) Intel CPU's and Z80 used much more cycles. Even the NOP-instruction of the Z80 used 3 or 4 cycles. Comparing to this AND using pipeline AND how the fact that instructions are decoded by hardware and not microcode, you can consider the 6502 as a real RISC-processor. The 6800 is older but the 6502 got more well known. AFAIk the 6800 also only used one cycle. Groetjes, Ruud http://Ruud.C64.org/ - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail email@example.com.
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