Updated: 10/02/2017 by Computer Hope
Reduced Instruction Set Computing

Developed and introduced by IBM in 1980, and coined by David Patterson, RISC is short for reduced instruction set computing. It is pronounced "risk." RISC is a processor architecture that requires less instructions to operate, causing the processors to be faster than earlier CISC processors. Today, RISC and CISC processors share many of the same instruction techniques and operate at similar speeds.

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