hardware virtual memory


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hardware virtual memory

Virtual memory capability built into the CPU chip. Although virtual memory can be performed in software only by the operating system, performance is far better when functions in the hardware assist the operation, which is the case in all modern desktop and server CPUs. Note that the term "hardware virtualization" refers to virtual machines, not virtual memory (see hardware virtualization). See virtual memory, DAT and PMMU.
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