No ... you've missed the point I believe.
CISC throws hardware at the "general purpose" problem to make the one processing core as domain non-specific as possible. It provides passable performance for many domains, for a hit on power consumption. Real domain-specific hardware (DSH) is designed to do one thing and do one thing very efficiently. It will run faster, and use less power than the equivalent general purpose processor for that one set of tasks (and probably be unusable for anything else).
From my experience the main advantage of domain-specific hardware is mostly about the ability to turn things off when they are not being used. Geometry is shrinking faster than power consumption per gate, so you can put far more logic on a chip for the same $ cost, but you can't turn it all on at once without killing your power budget. The general concept is to use this "dark silicon" area to contain the DSH hardware. When you have work for it to do you power it up, pass over a job for it to do, run it as fast as possible, turn the silicon off again.
With suitable programming models to allow this you will get far better performance and power consumption than you could ever have gotten off a general purpose CPU. So not very like CISC at all ...