Reduced Instruction Set Computer (RISC) architecture explained

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RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computer) architecture is an instruction set design that focuses to reduce the number of cycles per instruction

The key points of RISC architecture are:

  • Emphasis on software
  • Single-clock, reduced instruction only
  • Register to register: "LOAD" and "STORE" are independent instructions
  • Low cycles per second
  • large code sizes
  • Spends more transistors on memory registers


Read this article to understand the intuition behind RISC architecture

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