RISC - Reduced Instruction Set Computer

RISC processors are as the title suggests, a reduced or smaller number of computer instructions than that of a CISC (complex instruction set computing) so that they can operate at a higher speed, performing more millions of instructions per second (MIPS).

By removing unnecessary instructions and therefore optimising pathways, RISC processors provide outstanding performance at a fraction of the power demand of CISC devices.

ARM (RISC) processor

An advanced RISC processor from ARM