Re: [Arm-netbook] Single-Core Cortex A9 1ghz, ECC DDR3 RAM available soon
On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 12:33:58PM +0100, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> with that in mind, why has the marvell CPU been chosen as the
> "flagship product" for the freedombox foundation to honour its
> obligations to its kickstarter sponsors?
> so i'll ask again: with for example freescale's long-standing
> honourable respect of the GPL, community-driven efforts based around
> the MX53QSB, and the reasonable price _and_ the offer of discount
> vouchers (which steve mentioned, which is what fired off this thread
> in the first place), why has the MX53QSB not been chosen as the board
> for the freedombox foundation to honour its obligations to its
> kickstarter sponsors?
Is there specs and source for the video engine in the MX53? Playing with
it last night it is rather impressive at video decoding and even some
OpenGL ES as far as I can tell. I didn't check if the drivers have
source or even specs though. Playing a video clip at 1920x1080 on HDMI
at 60 frames per second was using just under 50% of the CPU, which for
a 1GHz single core is rather impressive to me. An atom isn't going to
do that unless you have an ion chipset helping it.
The rest of the MX53 looks pretty well documented and appears to work.