Linked by David Adams on Mon 19th Sep 2011 16:51 UTC, submitted by estherschindler
Intel With the Xeon 7600 line, Intel is finally using the 'R' word: RISC. It's targeting the mission-critical market dominated by Sun SPARC and IBM Power with the new chips, a first. Can the Xeon E7 processor deliver Intel's final blow to the RISC market, which includes its own Itanium?
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RE[2]: My best friend
by zima on Mon 26th Sep 2011 23:59 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: RISC versus CISC? REALLY?"
zima
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...when transistor budgets for logic were still an issue. But that was almost 20 years ago

Well they still are in most (units shipped) processors, where low power usage matters; like in ARM, still quite RISCy, and at least some time ago still not very microcoded.

Edited 2011-09-27 00:15 UTC

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