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by gladoscc
Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Reason for downclocking?
Replies: 1
Views: 804

Re: Reason for downclocking?

The ARM is clocked at 700MHz. Nokia 701 is at 1GHz. What is the reason for the downclocking?

Is it money (buy cheaper, sub-par chips that may not run at 1GHz)?

Power? Overheating?

Or something else?
by gladoscc
Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Performance
Replies: 35
Views: 10608

Re: Performance

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from jamesh on December 12, 2011, 10:14<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> [quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from gladoscc on December 12, 2011, 09:53<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> [quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from ChrisR on December 11, 2011, 20:47<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> [quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from jamesh...
by gladoscc
Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Losing enjoyment in programming
Replies: 13
Views: 4959

Re: Losing enjoyment in programming

Unfortunately, I'm not talking about a timespan of 35 years, more of a timespan of a year..

Anyway, I'm in the next ludum dare this weekend. Should be fun.
by gladoscc
Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Performance
Replies: 35
Views: 10608

Re: Performance

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from ChrisR on December 11, 2011, 20:47<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> [quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from jamesh on December 11, 2011, 10:32<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> The Nokia phone uses a Nokia Arm (?) core + a separate Videocore GPU (2763). The Pi has a single Arm core built in the the sa...
by gladoscc
Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GPU and boot
Replies: 28
Views: 4887

Re: GPU and boot

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from daveg on December 11, 2011, 15:56<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> [quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from jojopi on December 11, 2011, 12:13<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> Then do you not mean <I><s>[i]</s>restricted<e>[/i]</e></I> rather than <I><s>[i]</s>secure<e>[/i]</e></I>.[/quote]<br/> <br/>...
by gladoscc
Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Losing enjoyment in programming
Replies: 13
Views: 4959

Re: Losing enjoyment in programming

<r>Before, I'd enjoy programming. Not that I'd lose sleep over it, but "I have free time, I'll do [x]". Recently however it's becoming more of a chore.. I tried taking a 5 day break, but that didn't help. I still program, but that's more of pushing myself to do it, and I haven't got in the flow rece...
by gladoscc
Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: VAT and the pi
Replies: 15
Views: 2949

Re: VAT and the pi

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from kme on December 11, 2011, 03:11<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> Lucky you - here the limit is ~15 USD if I reverse the situation (I\'m in EU, but if I wanted to buy from outside).[/quote]<br/> <br/> Sorry for asking, but what is the duty/tax there? If my country had a 15USD cap...
by gladoscc
Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Performance
Replies: 35
Views: 10608

Re: Performance

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from Emanuele on December 11, 2011, 10:53<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> [quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from gsh on December 11, 2011, 09:00<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> So most of those GLBenchmark tests actually run at a specified resolution (for example 512x512) therefore they are directly co...
by gladoscc
Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What else for sale?
Replies: 22
Views: 4993

Re: What else for sale?

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from Asmodeus on December 2, 2011, 10:51<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> [quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from willrandship on December 1, 2011, 23:51<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> <br/> On a side note, it might be a good idea to make a program for windows that can properly format an SD card for the...
by gladoscc
Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: VAT and the pi
Replies: 15
Views: 2949

Re: VAT and the pi

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from kme on December 11, 2011, 02:21<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> But your local customs will claim it before handing out the device - if they know their job.[/quote]<br/> Haha, nope! My country only charges duties if the total value is over a thousand dollars. I\'m not buying 40...
by gladoscc
Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Enough?
Replies: 4
Views: 1082

Re: Enough?

Less than 100? I thought it was 10,000?
by gladoscc
Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: VAT and the pi
Replies: 15
Views: 2949

Re: VAT and the pi

Will I have to pay VAT if I\'m from outside the EU?
by gladoscc
Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lets brainstorm uses for the pi
Replies: 20
Views: 5338

Re: Lets brainstorm uses for the pi

<t>Here\'s some I can think off my head:<br/> <br/> > External USB hard drive + wifi dongle to make a home server.<br/> <br/> > Place it inside a keyboard to make a \'all in one pc\'<br/> <br/> > Teach your kids programming<br/> <br/> > Play the Russian Roulette game<br/> <br/> # [ $[ $RANDOM % 6 ] ...
by gladoscc
Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Re: Windows on R-Pi
Replies: 100
Views: 19995

Re: Windows on R-Pi

Quote from tufty on December 10, 2011, 21:23
It certainly won\'t bring $INSERT_FAVOURITE_WINDOWS_APP_HERE.
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by gladoscc
Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GPU and boot
Replies: 28
Views: 4887

Re: GPU and boot

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from siaho on December 11, 2011, 00:50<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> [quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from gladoscc on December 11, 2011, 00:33<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> [quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from Jessie on December 10, 2011, 22:22<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> Because that is how the Firmware in th...
by gladoscc
Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:54 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Adobe discontinuing Flash for mobile
Replies: 46
Views: 11954

Re: Adobe discontinuing Flash for mobile

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from barnaby on December 10, 2011, 11:33<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> <br/> [quote]Flash content will continue to work on mobile & tablets - you just need to use Adobe AIR. Adobe AIR is great. I don\'t have to learn a new language to make iOS / Android games. I just do everyt...
by gladoscc
Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Performance
Replies: 35
Views: 10608

Re: Performance

[quote]Quote from obarthelemy on December 10, 2011, 13:29
Just to be very clear, the Nokia uses a ideocore 4, in the above comparison.[/quote]
Ok, I guess we can expect performances higher than the nokia 701, since pi uses dual core?
by gladoscc
Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Performance
Replies: 35
Views: 10608

Re: Performance

<r>Nokia: 230,400 pixels (640 by 360)<br/> iPhone 4: 614,400 pixels (960 by 640)<br/> <br/> That means, the score for the iPhone 4 must be multiplied by 614 400 / 230 400 = 2.66666667.<br/> <br/> Now, a more accurate (but not totally accurate) result of performance: (rounded to make it more pretty)<...
by gladoscc
Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GPU and boot
Replies: 28
Views: 4887

Re: GPU and boot

[quote]Quote from Jessie on December 10, 2011, 22:22
Because that is how the Firmware in the SOC is designed.[/quote]

Not sure why you told me to read the FAQ when the question is not in the FAQ.
by gladoscc
Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Enough?
Replies: 4
Views: 1082

Re: Enough?

Will the supply exceed demand for the first batch? I hope that it wouldn\'t sell out in the first day or something.
by gladoscc
Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cooling/ventilation requirements for R-Pi Model B
Replies: 11
Views: 11447

Re: Cooling/ventilation requirements for R-Pi Model B

Agreed. No fans needed. If you put it inside the speaker grille then it will be alright. (correct direction, of course)
by gladoscc
Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GPU and boot
Replies: 28
Views: 4887

Re: GPU and boot

I\'m curious, why is the GPU responsible for the boot? Doesn\'t it make more sense for the CPU to manage it or are there any advantages to using the GPU instead of the CPU?
by gladoscc
Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Performance
Replies: 35
Views: 10608

Re: Performance

Wait a moment, comparing triangles/s, the pi is better than the iPhone 4! Is this because of screen resolution or what? And if it is, is it retina display (960 by 640)?
by gladoscc
Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Performance
Replies: 35
Views: 10608

Re: Performance

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from jamesh on December 10, 2011, 09:54<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> Also note that the Videocore IV GPU uses a *lot* less power than than the Core in the latest iPhone4, but doesn\'t quite have the same performance<br/> <br/> The camera ISP in the Videocore IV is better than iPh...
by gladoscc
Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Connecting a cell phone touch screen display
Replies: 9
Views: 8206

Re: Connecting a cell phone touch screen display

I doubt it. You will not be able to use it with the existing ports.

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