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MIPS discloses first RISC-V chips coming in Q4 2022

3arn0wl Bronze badge

Similar ISAs

Of all design companies, MIPS is probably the best placed to exploit RISC-V... it's said that the two ISAs are fairly similar, so a) the transition would be relatively easy and b) there's the opportunity to use legacy designs or design ideas/philosophy. It was interesting to read the line about them having some proprietary extensions - obviously there's nothing stopping them from doing that - I guess they'll be "translations" of instructions from the original MIPS ISA...?

The scaling idea in particular sounds interesting - that it's relatively easy to tailor for... any?... use case?

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