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What is a CISC processor and how does it differ from a RISC processor? watch
- Thread Starter
- 29-03-2016 14:25
- 30-03-2016 09:28
The key point of a Risc processor is that it has a much smaller instruction set than a CISC. The rationale being that these core commands are what the processor does most and more complex stuff can be made up when required.
The benefit is that the instructions that the processor does have can execute more swiftly and the lack of the more complex instructions means that the processor is very much smaller and requires only a fraction of the power. Arguably, mobiles would not have been possible without RISC processors.
RISC processors have lots of registers rather than fewer and sometimes special purpose registers found in CISC.