Characteristics of the RISC architecture - Computer Architecture and Design

Point out the characteristics of the RISC architecture.

RISC meaning reduced instruction set as the acronym say aims to reduce the execution times of instructions by simplifying the instructions. The major characteristics of RISC are as follows:

- Compared to normal instructions they have a lower number of instructions.

- The addressing modes in case of RISC is also lower.

- All the operations that are required to be performed take place within the CPU.

- All instruction are executed in a single cycle hence have a faster execution time.

- in this architecture the processors have a large number of registers and a much more efficient instruction pipeline.

- Also the instruction formats are of fixed length and can be easily decoded.
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