The MIPS32 1004K Coherent Processing System (CPS) is the industry's first multi-threaded multiprocessor IP core. Incorporating multi-threading in each core in a coherent multi-core architecture enables the 1004K� multiprocessor to surpass the performance of multi-core systems based on single-threaded processor cores. This performance boost essentially is 'free' in both hardware and software, as the additional hardware threads in the cores are minimal in size relative to a typical SoC design, and multi-threading makes use of the same Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP) versions of operating systems and software programming models as coherent multi-core platforms.

Processor Model Variants of MIPS / Classic / 1004K