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On ARM-powered computer firm in RISC OS port talks :

Many of these SoCs are meant for netbook or even cell phone applications, so you're lucky to get 720p out of them.

Now, if these things move more into the set top box space, you could see a PVR* using a Cortex-A8 SoC that can output 1080p. (And, such an SoC would also need SATA, which would be nice to have.) With an SoC like that, one could create an even more desktop-oriented ARM-based platform.

* Before someone starts a 238 post offtopic tangent flamewar that doesn't answer an original poster's question, I'm referring to a device that has some source of TV signal going into it, records that TV signal to a hard drive for later playback, can pause live TV (by caching it to the drive,) and then outputs to a TV.

 is a RISC OS Userbhtooefr on 6/9/09 5:46AM
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On ARM-powered computer firm in RISC OS port talks :

Oh. But, that does mean that a future revision (or a revision for Castle, for example) could add a connector for a real drive.

 is a RISC OS Userbhtooefr on 2/9/09 2:02PM
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On ARM-powered computer firm in RISC OS port talks :

However, hubersn was suggesting a Kirkwood port, so might as well bench it.

I do recall both out-of-order and in-order cores under the "Sheeva" name. That's a huge difference - like calling an A5000 another kind of RiscPC.

Of course, both the XScale-derived cores and the Feroceon-derived cores are ARMv5TE... take that however you will, but I know at least WinMo 7 is rumored to require (for Chassis 1, anyway) ARMv6.

 is a RISC OS Userbhtooefr on 2/9/09 5:55AM
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On ARM-powered computer firm in RISC OS port talks :

The SSD is attached by PATA, according to some stuff that Genesi posted on their forums.

So, replace it with a hard drive. Although in that box, it's probably a 1.8" SSD we're talking about, or worse, a CompactFlash card, but there's hard drives available for both form factors. (But, in the CF form factor, flash makes more sense.)

 is a RISC OS Userbhtooefr on 1/9/09 1:29PM
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On ARM-powered computer firm in RISC OS port talks :

The point of my post wasn't the XScale/Cortex-A8 comparison, it was the fact that we don't know how Sheeva and Cortex-A8 compare, and therefore, the MHz myth definitely applies to that comparison. XScale/Cortex-A8 was only used as an example of the MHz myth applying to ARM.

 is a RISC OS Userbhtooefr on 1/9/09 1:25PM
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