What Is CISC (Complex Instruction Set Computer)?

March 28, 2023

A CISC (Complex Instruction Set Computer) is a type of computer architecture in which each instruction can perform multiple operations (memory access, arithmetic, logic, etc.) across several clock cycles. The CISC design is the opposite of RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computer) in which instructions only perform one or a few basic operations within a single cycle.

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