Rediscovering RISC-V: Apple M1 sparks renewed interest in non-x86 architectures

RISC-V is, like x86 and ARM, an instruction set architecture (ISA). Unlike x86 and ARM, it is a free and open standard that anyone can use without getting locked into someone else’s processor designs or paying costly license fees. Apple’s recent move to redesign its Mac computers around chips that it fabricates for itself, replacing Intel, has cast a new spotlight around a class of processor that there’s a very good chance you own right now.

Link: Rediscovering RISC-V: Apple M1 sparks renewed interest in non-x86 architectures
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