- Jan 1, 1970
Others seem to agree with me. See:
A modern RISC computer has just
as many, if not more (depending on how you count), instructions
than a modern CISC.
Since the instruction word length is the same it is still 2^N many
instructions so on that basis the count must be equal.
Yes it does.
No it doesn't.
Load/store ops get separated from ALU
ops and RMW ops are unheard of. That is the *key* difference
between RISC and CISC.
This is only true of the ones that are generally on the market. It
doesn't mean that it must be the case. It is just where the market
went with the idea.