I am asking here for the sake of completeness. I've had fun asking this on various sites, each time having it closed, following peoples' recommendations, having it closed... It's been closed on StackOverflow, closed on SuperUser, closed on programers.stackexchange... perhaps it's found its spiritual home here?
I'm reading 'Mac OS X Internals' but it was published in 2007. It has an extensive section on Mac hardware (table of contents for Chapter 3) and I want to read it all ... except it's for PowerPC not Intel architecture and I would probably be wasting my time.
- How much of the chapter is still relevant?
- What's the best place to gain the equivalent knowledge about the Intel architecture? I basically want an Intel equivalent of that chapter.
I don't want to actually do any hardware tinkering, I just want a solid understanding of the hardware as a programmer.