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Complex instruction set computer
also called Complex Instruction Set Computing

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  1. a microprocessor instruction set architecture (ISA) in which each instruction can execute several low-level operations, such as a load from memory, an arithmetic operation, and a memory store, all in a single instruction

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  2. CISC, pronounced like "sisk"

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  3. The term was retroactively coined in contrast to reduced instruction set computer (RISC)

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  4. Before the RISC philosophy became prominent, many computer architects tried to bridge the so called semantic gap, i.e. to design instruction sets that directly supported high-level programming constructs such as procedure calls, loop control, and com

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  5. Examples of CISC processors are the System/360 (excluding the 'scientific' Model 44), VAX, PDP-11, Motorola 68000 family, and Intel x86 architecture based processors

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