MIPS Introduces New Aptiv Generation of Cores

The new proAptiv cores succeed 1074K multi-core and 74K single-core processors on the high-end; the interAptiv series follows MIPS' 24k, 34K and 1004K single- and multicore chips in the mid-range. The new entry-level chip is the microAptiv, which replaces the M14K core.

According to the manufacturer, all new cores deliver the highest performance of all licensable IP cores in their segments with performance that are up to 75 percent above their directly preceding chips. On the high-end, the proAptiv is available in up to six-core configurations.

MIPS hopes that its new cores can extend the company's reach beyond home entertainment and networking and drive it into mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, baseband processors as well as applications such as embedded controllers for touch screens, SIM and GPS.

MIPS said that the proAptiv and interAptiv series will be available beginning in mid-2012. The microAptiv family is available now.

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  • hardcore_gamer
    MIPS proAptiv has the performance similar to an ARM Cortex A15 at nearly half the die size!!! Very interesting.
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  • murzar
    Pretty sure that it can't play Crisis.
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  • alidan
    hardcore_gamerMIPS proAptiv has the performance similar to an ARM Cortex A15 at nearly half the die size!!! Very interesting.


    true, its good, but its also never going to over take arm.
    they have damn near 100% marketshare in to many areas, to go into phones, they would need a company to make their own os, say screw arm and them, betting their entire buisness on it, in a field where arm owns, and intel is just trying to scratch into.

    this will not happen.
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