Nevermind, I think someone in my class found what they actually mean. Pre-fetch is the preloading of instruction into a stack, also known as “pipelining“. The fetch cycle, or fetch-execute in the case of the 8086, is where the whole instruction cycle begins, the results of execution are stored and the cycle continues with the next instruction in the pipeline.
@avalos and wait til you get tot the branch prediction part. BTW, some of this you can find on the Intel software developer manual, not the friendliest read if you're starting though.
@avalos nah, that stuff is more recent that those museum pieces. what i would suggest you to do is to learn about addressing modes for x86 later on, there are interesting and a bit of a headache at fist, but learning them will help you understand better the boot process for x86 :)
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