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RPi Model C

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:25 am
by 3.14
What if there was a Pi version Model C that had 512 megs of ram and has a 1 Ghz SoC, VGA...
A Model D could have 1 Ghz Soc, but a gig of ram, This is just a idea...

Re: RPi Model C

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:54 am
by garob
Not for a few years, it took the foundation a fair amount of time to finalise the design of two that are almost identical. It was mentioned when the model A was bumped to 256 mb that doing so keeps all Raspberry Pi's able to run the same programs. So don't expect any drastically improved models for 3-4 years (I think there was a video where Eben mentioned 2016).

VGA will not be supported unless a different SoC is used, also diversifying the raspi's. If you can't use composite, hdmi or dvi-d (through a cheap adapter) then you should look into alternatives.

Re: RPi Model C

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:46 am
by adammw
I really wish that a new model would use at least ARM7 or higher, having to recompile everything for ARM6 is not fun at all.

Re: RPi Model C

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:58 am
by plugwash
I think it would be a big mistake if the foundation were to introduce new models at this point because it would fragment the userbase. They also have other things to worry about like the camera module and the stuff (cases, software, documentation etc) for the educational release.

Re: RPi Model C

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:00 am
by adammw
plugwash wrote:I think it would be a big mistake if the foundation were to introduce new models at this point because it would fragment the userbase. They also have other things to worry about like the camera module and the stuff (cases, software, documentation etc) for the educational release.
Yes, but that's the real world. We're allowed to dream.

Re: RPi Model C

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:57 am
by Lob0426
See thread:
http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... =63&t=7817

This subject has came up since like the first month of the forum. I have been flogging it too. :lol: the above thread is onbly the latest one, well except for yours. :lol: :lol:

Re: RPi Model C

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:42 pm
by abishur
Thanks lobo! I knew there was another current thread discussing this, but didn't want to lock this one until a link had been provided!

So with that, I'm locking this duplicate thread, but please do have fun talking about this on the other thread! ;-)