OCTEON Family of Multi-Core MIPS64 Processors

High performance and low power solution for intelligent networking applications

OCTEON Multi-Core MIPS64 Processors

The Marvell® OCTEON™ family of multi-core MIPS64 processors is the industry’s most scalable, highest-performance, and lowest-power solution for intelligent networking applications ranging from 100Mbps to 200Gbps. These software-compatible processors, with one to forty-eight cnMIPS cores on a single chip, integrate next-generation networking I/Os along with the most advanced security, storage, and application hardware acceleration, offering unprecedented throughput and programmability for the Layer 2 through Layer 7 processing requirements of intelligent networks.

Key Features

  • Industry’s most scalable processor line enables single solution for low to high-end
  • Highest performance and integration
  • Most advanced security, networking and application acceleration
  • Fully software-compatible for maximum protection of software investment
  • Very low power consumption enables high performance in challenging form-factors
  • Comprehensive software and ecosystem support

Product Comparison Chart

OCTEON Multi-Core MIPS64 Processors Product Comparison Chart


The OCTEON processors are targeted for use in a wide variety of OEM networking and storage equipment, including routers, switches, unified threat management (UTM) appliances, content-aware switches, application-aware gateways, triple-play gateways, WLAN and 3G/4G/5G access and aggregation devices, storage arrays, storage networking equipment, servers, and intelligent NICs.

Use Cases

OCTEON Multi-Core Processors solution for intelligent networking applications