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Comment: Intel x86 CISC is converted to RISC via Microcode (Score 1) 161

by VTBlue (#47774773) Attached to: Research Shows RISC vs. CISC Doesn't Matter

As mentioned over many years of slashdot posts, x86 as a hardware instruction no longer truly exists and represents a fraction of the overall die space. The real bread and butter of CPU architecture and trade secrets rests in the microcode that is unique in every generation or edition of a processor. Today all intel processors are practically RISC.

Programmers do it bit by bit.