x64 disassembly instruction relative address calculation

In a 64-bit disassembly relative offsets are usually 4 bytes in length. Usually a disassembler does the calculation for you but if you want to learn on how to do it manually, this article is for you.

x64 LEA instruction relative address calculation:


In the picture above instruction address is 145E5B6DA

145E5B6DA lea r12, qword ptr [000000014CCC2B9Fh] 4C 8D 25 BE 74 E6 06

A disassembler calculates the displacement offset for you and that's how you calculate the final effective address. You have to convert the last four bytes "BE 74 E6 06" from op codes to a signed integer to get the offset in hex.

After conversion the offset is 0x6E674BE. The formula is as simple as:

0x145E5B6DA + 0x6E674BE + 7: The result 14CCC2B9Fh

Why you must add a 7 to the offset? In this case it is the length of the instruction. An offset is relative to the instruction address.



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