Instruction speed

Arduino uses a 16 MHz oscillator. Instruction clock is 16Mhz = 62.5nS per instruction.

How long do instructions take to process?

Generally instructions that operate on registers take one cycle, instructions that operate on memory take two cycles, and “special” instructions take 3 cycles. Look at the data sheet for more details

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