Glossary

Glossary

RISC

Reduced Instruction Set Computing, a CPU instruction design that attempts to offer a simple list of instructions to use by software engineers. By limiting the complexity of the instructions, RISC CPUs can be made faster than more complex CPUs clockwise.

CISC

Complex Instruction Set Computing, a CPU instruction design that attempts to offer a large list of powerful CPU instructions to use by software engineers. The powerful instructions allow engineers to perform complex tasks with a minimum on instructions. The CPU is optimized to perform these instructions faster than most software implementations on RISC CPUs.