Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Dec 2011 22:48 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Cheap Android tablets are all over the place, and generally not any good. They often have resistive touch screens instead of capacitive ones, are slow, or have no access to the Android Market. For Ice Cream Sandwich, MIPS Technologies is trotting out its existing Honeycomb tablet - which, you guessed it, uses a MIPS processor - licensed to Ainovo. For some reason, that makes this $99 tablet with capacitive screen kind of interesting.
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RE[3]: MIPS!
by renox on Wed 7th Dec 2011 09:35 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: MIPS!"
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You may be right about mips handling overflow better than x86, but I actually don't mind the way the x86 does it.
Uh? MIPS has two version of integer operation: ADD/ADDU, SUB/SUBU (one which trap on overflow, one which doesn't and corresponds to modulo operation) (not sure about multiplication and division though), so the big thing here is that there is nearly no difference in performance between "modulo" computations and "trap on overflow" computations(*) which isn't the same with other ISA.

*: not 100% true even if both operations have the same performance because "trap on overflow" allow less reorganization than modulo arithmetic.

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