MOVZX

Move with Zero-Extend

Opcodes

Hex Mnemonic Encoding Long Mode Legacy Mode Description
0F B7 /r MOVZX r32, r/m16 A Valid Valid Move word to doubleword, zero-extension.
REX.W + 0F B6 /r MOVZX r64, r/m8* A Valid N.E. Move byte to quadword, zero-extension.
0F B6 /r MOVZX r32, r/m8 A Valid Valid Move byte to doubleword, zero-extension.
0F B6 /r MOVZX r16, r/m8 A Valid Valid Move byte to word with zero-extension.

Instruction Operand Encoding

Op/En Operand 0 Operand 1 Operand 2 Operand 3
A NA NA ModRM:r/m (r) ModRM:reg (w)

Description

Copies the contents of the source operand (register or memory location) to the destination operand (register) and zero extends the value. The size of the converted value depends on the operand-size attribute.

In 64-bit mode, the instruction's default operation size is 32 bits. Use of the REX.R prefix permits access to additional registers (R8-R15). Use of the REX.W prefix promotes operation to 64 bit operands. See the summary chart at the beginning of this section for encoding data and limits.

Pseudo Code

DEST = ZeroExtend(SRC);

Flags Affected

None.

Exceptions

64-Bit Mode Exceptions

Exception Description
#UD If the LOCK prefix is used.
#AC(0) If alignment checking is enabled and an unaligned memory reference is made while the current privilege level is 3.
#PF(fault-code) If a page fault occurs.
#GP(0) If the memory address is in a non-canonical form.
#SS(0) If a memory address referencing the SS segment is in a non-canonical form.

Compatibility Mode Exceptions

Same exceptions as in protected mode.

Virtual-8086 Mode Exceptions

Exception Description
#UD If the LOCK prefix is used.
#AC(0) If alignment checking is enabled and an unaligned memory reference is made.
#PF(fault-code) If a page fault occurs.
#SS(0) If a memory operand effective address is outside the SS segment limit.
#GP(0) If a memory operand effective address is outside the CS, DS, ES, FS, or GS segment limit.

Real-Address Mode Exceptions

Exception Description
#UD If the LOCK prefix is used.
#SS If a memory operand effective address is outside the SS segment limit.
#GP If a memory operand effective address is outside the CS, DS, ES, FS, or GS segment limit.

Protected Mode Exceptions

Exception Description
#UD If the LOCK prefix is used.
#AC(0) If alignment checking is enabled and an unaligned memory reference is made while the current privilege level is 3.
#PF(fault-code) If a page fault occurs.
#SS(0) If a memory operand effective address is outside the SS segment limit.
#GP(0) If a memory operand effective address is outside the CS, DS, ES, FS, or GS segment limit. If the DS, ES, FS, or GS register contains a NULL segment selector.