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September 03, 2013, 04:02:52 AM
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Since ASIC's are specific and not upgradable as RISC, software-wise. Why has no one try to make something built on them?

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September 03, 2013, 04:05:32 AM
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Nothing beats the efficiency of an ASIC.  Nothing else even comes close.

RISC processor is just a type of general purpose micoprocessor and as such it is a jake of all trades and an ace of none.  General purpose processors trade flexibility for performance.  ASICs trade performance for flexibility.
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