Take the example of MIPS P5600 CPU intended for high-end apps processors in the mobile market. MIPS P5600 CPU performance at CoreMark/mW is at least 50 percent lower than that of competitors', thus allowing Imagination to make the case for MIPS lower power performance advantage. The bottom line: "You don't need to overclock CPU -- thus running it hot -- in order to achieve the same performance at the same frequency," said an Imagination spokesman.
When it comes to the CPU area (see below), a cluster of MIPS P5600 CPUs uses 30 percent less area than that of a cluster of a competitor's CPUs, according to Imagination.
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