Minimal instruction set computer
Minimal Instruction Set Computer (MISC) is a processor architecture with a very small number of basic instruction operations and corresponding opcodes. As a result of this is a smaller instruction set, a smaller and faster instruction set decode unit, and faster operation of individual instructions. The disadvantage is that smaller instruction set always have more sequential dependencies, reducing instruction-level parallelism.
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- Complex instruction set computer (CISC)
- Reduced instruction set computer (RISC)
- Very long instruction word (VLIW)