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Old 16 October 2019, 03:47   #15
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Eh I still find 68k the best in terms of code density *AND* readability, while still being compiler-friendly. Since it's cleaner than x86, the CISC -> microop pipeline in a theoretical modern 68k CPU could be a lot cleaner and smaller, yet still provide a lot of the advantages that x86 code has today.

Of course now that we're reaching the true hard limits of silicon, we might see a future where a new process (either electronic with a new chemistry, or maybe photonic?) provides 10X-100X the clock rate but with fewer transistors, and RISC might become the future again.
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