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I see your point, but hardly anyone counts "operations" anymore. Besides, what even is an "operation" on a modern CPU? You could say, an operation is an entire CPU instruction, but the truth is that the instructions you see in assembly files are not really that atomic. So then do you count each microcode instruction as an "operation"? But even then the question is impossible to answer, because depending on the type of workload your execution time will vary significantly. For example, straight up doing math with some registers will always be faster than reading/writing memory, and reading memory in a cache-friendly way will be faster than jumping all over the place, etc.

Anyway, my answer to the question would be, "a lot". You need to know the specifics of workload and cpu to be more precise.




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