Hardware Timeline => 1990s => PowerPC 600 series (Nov 1994) => Topic started by: chrisNova777 on December 09, 2018, 07:42:22 AM

Title: 1994 ad from apple re: powerpc cpus
Post by: chrisNova777 on December 09, 2018, 07:42:22 AM

RISC (reduced instruction set computer)

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Contributor(s): Steve Brazier, Hrvoje Cekolj, and Marcus Gillette
RISC (reduced instruction set computer) is a microprocessor that is designed to perform a smaller number of types of computer instructions so that it can operate at a higher speed (perform more millions of instructions per second, or MIPS). Since each instruction type that a computer must perform requires additional transistors and circuitry, a larger list or set of computer instructions tends to make the microprocessor more complicated and slower in operation.