Fetch cycle | Article about fetch cycle by The Free Dictionary
fetch cycle[′fech ‚sī·kəl]
The period during which a machine language instruction is read from memory into the control section of the central processing unit.
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The critical path of the cache/BTB access stage in the Alpha design is the computation of the next-block address (highlighted in figure 2), which is needed to start the following fetch cycle