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A RISC and CISC Microprocessor Tale

Dominance of RISC and CISC processors have alternated through computing history. Why is that, and what will the future bring?

Apple is now transitioning to Apple Silicon chips which are based on ARM, a RISC type of microprocessor, unlike Intel and AMD chips which are CISC based. But haven’t we been here before? Who can…



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Erik Engheim

Geek dad, living in Oslo, Norway with passion for UX, Julia programming, science, teaching, reading and writing.