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How does Branch Target Prediction differ from Branch Prediction?

I do not understand how BTP differs from BP? Yes I understand BP evaluates whether a conditional is true/false, but surely implicitly this also determines the "target" instruction? If I predict the ...
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What's so special about x64 and programming x86?

I know this is a little funny question, but I didn't have the chance to realize what makes any difference when programming x64 or x86 at high level languages (.NET for instance). Any explanations ...