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Old 13 October 2019, 22:02   #10
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The great irony of RISC was that what made it easy to implement in limited silicon (simplicity) made it a drawback in an era of plentiful transistors but long pipelines and stalled clock increases. In the end CISC acts as sort of a form of realtime code compression. Sure you could do a better compression scheme data-wise but CISC has the benefit of keeping it syntactically logical.

68k is by far the most sensible instruction set I've ever seen for a processor. Imagine what could have been done in making it faster with the might of a big company like Intel like they did with the way-less-elegant x86 instruction set.
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