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9/27/2010 01:43 PM EDT
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jimcondon   9/28/2010 11:19:02 PM
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Kudos to you, Robotics Developer, you captured what the rest of us should have be said. How many times have we heard what more do we need? Let's all start asking what can we do!

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Robotics Developer   9/28/2010 4:49:47 PM
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I would expect the old adage applies: "If you build it, they will use it". This has been true of higher speed and larger memory capacity processors. I could see this device at the heart of a high end consumer entertainment center: A web savvy, HD gaming system, with 3D multi-player capacity (as one example). Whether we "need" this type of power is not the question we should be asking, but rather: What can we do with it?

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jimcondon   9/27/2010 7:53:24 PM
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If you look at what MIPS is stating GoogleTV requires at http://www.mips.com/newsletter0810/googletv.htm, the 1074K is lining up with it. And with GoogleTV supporting Chrome, Flash and Javascript, I don't doubt this kind of processing is required for a smooth responsive user experience. In addition, with Intel's CE4100 containing a 1.2GHz Atom, and Arm bring out the A15, MIPS needs this chip to stay in the ball game.

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eewiz   9/27/2010 7:22:26 PM
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IMO a Multicore processor could be useful in applications like web-connected digital TVs. For eg. Samsung is working on a web connected TV which can Android OS and can run Apps from Android Market; So with a high performance multicore CPU, one can run an app on one of the cores, another core can be used for recording a Netflix HD video stream and another core to re-encode and store a TV program into a flash card. Btw I would say, to have a fair comparison 1074K should be benchmarked against Cortex A15. A9 is already an year old.

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junko.yoshida   9/27/2010 5:40:06 PM
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Is 1074K an overkill? Do consumer electronics SoC really need a multicore, multi-threaded solution? MIPS says yes. What do you think?

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