The architecture of microprocessor chip is a description of the physical layout of the various elements that form it. It directly affects how information and electrical current flows throughout the chip.Continue Reading
A microprocessor can either have a CISC, or complex instruction set computer, architecture or a RISC, or reduced instruction set computer, architecture. The CISC architecture is more complex and has the ability to perform complex commands. The RISC architecture is simpler, smaller and faster.
Microprocessor architecture has evolved from single core processors to multi-core processors. Processors with two or more cores are faster because they can process multiple pieces of information simultaneously.
The basic components of microprocessor architecture include: