CISC vs RISC

The history, future, and market for these architectures

For the last few decades, the decision whether to use CISC or RISC has been debated with advancements changing the market often.
Now the competition has died down, but there are still observations to be made.
We will take a look at the history, pros and cons, and market for both of these architecures today, and see what the future may hold.

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