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$25 Raspberry Pi Hobby Computer Doubles iPhone 4S GPU Performance And Beats Tegra 2

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We have previously reported on the super cheap ARM-based Raspberry Pi hobby computer that's been under development from the Raspberry Pi foundation. However, it's now going into production and is generating a lot of interest, so gamesindustry.biz interviewed its founder, Eben Upton, about it (free registration required).

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This sounds pretty cool Would be sweet to use for just surfing the web. Use Linux and put it on a Sandisk 64 GB SDXC or SandDisk 64GB Micro SDXC and put some music and movies on it. Hook it up to your TV. People will ask where are you streaming all your stuff from and point to a little box.

EDIT: ... I'm confused is it SDXC/SDHC/SD or Micro SD?

More INFO here http://www.raspberrypi.org/faqs I really wan't one its only $35 or less
 
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I will definitely be purchasing at least one of these. You can get XBMC on one of these and have yourself a little HTPC for very very cheap.
 

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Quite interesting, I'll take 2 please.
 
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Nice, right on track for when they expected to be ready. Will nab a couple Model B's!
 
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Don't forget you can only buy one till they get more later.


I really want to make a custom stained wood box for this just need to figure out how to do the ports. I'm getting all my dimension from that Google Sketchup.
 
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yeah I definitely want a couple of these upon release..
 
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WHAT A SHAME there aren't 2x ethernet ports. Would make a nice router or firewall. Now, didn't I read somewhere that there will be an ARM flavour of Windows 8? :D
 

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I'm confused is it SDXC/SDHC/SD or Micro SD?
It has a slot for a full size SD card on the back of the board. Most Micro SDs come with an adapter, though, so you can use either.
 
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Way cool. I can't wait to tinker with something like this. Definitely have my order. My only
Gripe is the 256mb ram but it should be okay with Linux.
 
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WHAT A SHAME there aren't 2x ethernet ports. Would make a nice router or firewall. Now, didn't I read somewhere that there will be an ARM flavour of Windows 8? :D
It has an SD card slot, so you could use one of those new SD wireless adapters.
 
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Too excessive power for me. I will consider to buy one when they use at least ARMv7. That ARM11 is too much powerful for my taste. It is for lunching rocket into space , breaking DNA code and other advanced stuff. :laugh:
 
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Ive known about this for awhile. I dont think i will be able to get one as too many people know about it, it will definitely sell out fast.
All the Yanks and Europeans want them, its supposed to be an education project for the UK so i was hoping they would release the first batch to us UK'ers but i get a feeling its going to be first come first serve... AH!

Model B is actually $35.
 

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Ive known about this for awhile. I dont think i will be able to get one as too many people know about it, it will definitely sell out fast.
All the Yanks and Europeans want them, its supposed to be an education project for the UK so i was hoping they would release the first batch to us UK'ers but i get a feeling its going to be first come first serve... AH!

Model B is actually $35.
All the more reason for them to print more. :D

I hope they do anyway.
 
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It's NOT more powerful than either tegra2 or the A5...The ARM11 core is 2 generations old...the GPU does look sound tho.
 

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Just noticed this was a LINUX only device. Wished it could atleast run a miniXP or android OS if all possible.
 

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Just noticed this was a LINUX only device. Wished it could atleast run a miniXP or android OS if all possible.
I don't think it'll take that long for Android to come to it.
 
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"Q: We know that you have a 700MHz ARM11 core in the Raspberry Pi SoC. However, you've described the Broadcom chip as a GPU with ARM elements grafted on. Can you give some idea of the rendering power of the graphics core? Is it true that it comprehensively outperforms NVIDIA's Tegra 2? If so, how?
Of course it can!! It was hand built by ALIENS!!! OBVIOUSLY!!!



Eben Upton: To summarise, BCM2835 has a tile mode architecture - so it kills immediate-mode devices like Tegra on fill-rate - and we've chosen to configure it with a very large amount of shader performance, so it does very well on compute-intensive benchmarks, and should double iPhone 4S performance across a range of content." .
YEP! AND I'M ...BATMAN!! :rolleyes:
 
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Just noticed this was a LINUX only device. Wished it could atleast run a miniXP or android OS if all possible.
Well it's not a Linux only device it's just using an ARM processor.

Windows CE and Android will work. Other than CE, Windows has never supported ARM processors.
 

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It has an SD card slot, so you could use one of those new SD wireless adapters.
Or just use a USB Wireless adapter, or USB ethernet adapter.

Windows 8 will, but I doubt it will work with only 256MB of RAM.
 

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Does this take BIOS soldering to use, or is it something anyone can do?

I'm sort of in the middle right now ;)
 

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Windows 8 will, but I doubt it will work with only 256MB of RAM.
Oh, quite. Probably even 512MB is pushing it. I'm simply making the point that the upcoming one does support ARM.

Hey, I'm tempted to use MSCONFIG and see how my 64-bit Windows 7 boots with onlu 256MB RAM on my current rig just for giggles. However, it won't boot, I'm in a bit of a catch 22, aren't I? lol
 
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Oh, quite. Probably even 512MB is pushing it. I'm simply making the point that the upcoming one does support ARM.

Hey, I'm tempted to use MSCONFIG and see how my 64-bit Windows 7 boots with onlu 256MB RAM on my current rig just for giggles. However, it won't boot, I'm in a bit of a catch 22, aren't I? lol
Nah just make sure you "create a system repair disc" by typing that into the start menu and the type "create a restore point" into the start menu which brings up "system properties" with the system protection tab already open and all you have to do is click create and name your restore point and if it doesn't start up, flip in the system repair disc you made and restore to the restore point you just created...

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Nah just make sure you "create a system repair disc" by typing that into the start menu and the type "create a restore point" into the start menu which brings up "system properties" with the system protection tab already open and all you have to do is click create and name your restore point and if it doesn't start up, flip in the system repair disc you made and restore to the restore point you just created...

LOL
Nice one, I'll give that a go. :toast: