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What devices use MIPS?

What devices use MIPS?

Five most iconic devices to use MIPS CPUs

  • SGI Indigo (MIPS R3000) The SGI Indigo was a line of workstation computers created by Silicon Graphics (SGI).
  • Sony PlayStation (MIPS R3000 CPU)
  • Nintendo 64 (MIPS R4300i CPU)
  • NEC Cenju-4 (MIPS R10000 CPU)
  • Tesla Model S (MIPS I-class CPU)

What is MIPS device?

Million instructions per second (MIPS) is an approximate measure of a computer’s raw processing power. MIPS figures can be misleading because measurement techniques often differ, and different computers may require different sets of instructions to perform the same activity.

Is MIPS used in industry?

The MIPS architecture plays a major role in the embedded processor market and hundreds of customers continue to use it commercially, including Microchip Technology, Mobileye and MediaTek. Common applications are set-top boxes, residential gateways and routers.

What does MIPS edition mean?

MIPS stands for Multi-directional Impact Protection System, which is a leading slip-plane technology inside the helmet designed to reduce rotational forces that can result from certain impacts.

Are MIPS processors still used?

Answering your second question: yes, MIPS processors are still in use. They’re frequently the processors used in things like routers and other small computing appliances like that. They’re also increasingly appearing in small home computing devices in Asian marketplaces (Lemote, for example).

Does Intel use MIPS?

Intel does not use MIPS to measure processor performance.

Is MIPS any good?

The most recent independent research studies conclude that MIPS, along with other ‘Rotation-Damping Systems’, like WaveCel and SPIN, is effective in reducing the likelihood of suffering rotational motion and brain injuries caused by oblique impact.

Why do people use MIPS?

MIPS is a great language to learn assembly with. You have plenty of general purpose registers to make writing your programs less tedious and it is a RISC architecture so there are less instructions you need to memorize.


MIPS (Microprocessor without Interlocked Pipelined Stages) is a reduced instruction set computer (RISC) instruction set architecture (ISA) developed by MIPS Computer Systems, now MIPS Technologies, based in the United States.

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