RISC vs CISC

CPU RISCvCISC

Introduction

When building a computer there are many components to consider: the mother board, GPU, RAM and SSD or HDD. One of the, if not the most important parts is the CPU the "brain" of the computer. All the other parts depend on the CPU whether it be in funtionality or in determining what type of parts to get. The company or individual must determine what type of CPU architecture is in use so it can be determined what device will be made. Whether it be a personal PC, vacuum or gaming system.

What is RISC? What is CISC?

RISC, also known as Reduced Instruction Set Computer is a type of processor as the name entails that uses a smaller set of instructions which allows the processor to reduce cycles of instructions. Complext Instruction Set Computers, CISC is a different type of CPU architecture that uses longer sets of instructions that take several clock cycles.