RISC vs CISC architecture

RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computer) and CISC (Complex Instruction Set Computer) are equally innovative instruction sets and has it own advantages and uses. Both differ in terms of the following factors:

  • Approach to improve computing performance
  • Hardware and Software focus
  • Hardware specifications

Read this article to understand the difference between RISC and CISC

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