Risc.

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Falleron, Apr 23, 2002.

  1. Falleron macrumors 68000

    Falleron

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    #1
    Look, this is a quote off the register. It seems to be saying that to make the RISC a lot quicker is easy! This is good isn't it?

    "The Hammer approach is 'we know how to do a CISC to RISC, how to make that RISC very fast, we know what few changes in the instruction set architecture would make it lots better - 16 general purpose registers, 16 floating point registers instead of the 8 entry stack from the 386 days - so let's do that'.
     
  2. Beej macrumors 68020

    Beej

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    #2
    It is easy to make a fast chip. It is not easy to make a cheap fast chip. Doubling the number of registers on a chip is a very expensive thing to do.
     

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