MIPS CPU prototypes

flexion

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I was in contact with John from cpushack.com, he owns quite a few prototype MIPS CPUs, pretty interesting stuff!

prototype_mips.jpeg prototype_mips_2.jpeg prototype_T5_R10k.jpeg

..a few of them (R10000) have now landed on my desk for my viewing pleasure :)

opened.jpeg proto.JPG



also interesting but not a prototype: the MIPS R3k frame by siliconinsider, featuring a close up high res photo of the wafer plus inside the frame both a real R3000 and one which has been opened. (hand for better size reference)

r3000_b.JPG r3000_a.JPG
 

stormy

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They're definitely works of art. I think processor architecture is definitely one of the worlds most unappreciated art forms. I know it is engineering, but anything that beautiful needs to also be art surely...
 

flexion

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the opened R10k under my new cheap digital microscope (used for soldering).

you can spot dilbert and the godzilla!


r10k_0.jpeg r10k_2.jpeg r10k_1.jpeg
 

Elf

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Wow, very cool and great shots. I suppose you can save and export the images? :)
 

mopar5150.com

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Yes, there is a SD card slot and it even comes with a remote control, but have not yet tried all functions. Got it from aliexpress :D
Could you please post the model number of the scope/display setup. I am so tired of using a stereo microscope.
 

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