Notes and research a core which appears to use the same "Vertical-first" technique and shows at least a 2x reduction in power consumption and a 3.5x reduction in completion time. the technique appears to be a combination of DSP-style "Zero Overhead Loop Control" (ZOLC) combined with CISC-like "auto-load-and-increment" that is, unlike CISC, a hidden (context-sensitive, tagged) activity.