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    News - $249 Exynos 5 dev-kit, specifications reveal a monster!

    Fancy developing for Samsung's Exynos 5? You may well after you hear what it can do.
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    Re: News - $249 Exynos 5 dev-kit, specifications reveal a monster!

    I'd like to see some benchmarks of this SoC comparing it against Atom, for instance. Even the A9 on the PanadaBoard proved very competitive when tested by Phoronix, and AFAIK the Mali GPU is OpenCL capable.

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    Re: News - $249 Exynos 5 dev-kit, specifications reveal a monster!

    Here's some vs Medfield and the iPhone 5 A6, nothing vs the A6X yet naturally. These benches are from the chip present in Google's latest Chromebook:

    http://www.androidauthority.com/exyn...hmarks-125134/

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    Re: News - $249 Exynos 5 dev-kit, specifications reveal a monster!

    Impressive! It says results are from Anandtech, but I can't find the source. The A6X CPU is the same as the A6 AFAIK, possibly clocked slightly higher.

    It seems ARM have moved firmly into the x86 performance territory! I suppose the latest Chromebook is proof of that.

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    Could this run XBMC? That would be awesome if so.

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    Re: News - $249 Exynos 5 dev-kit, specifications reveal a monster!

    Quote Originally Posted by aceuk View Post
    Could this run XBMC? That would be awesome if so.
    The XBMC development teams are pretty adventurous so i would suspect if the platform takes off they well get it working!

    Are we saying this is basically a chromebook motherboard?

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    Re: News - $249 Exynos 5 dev-kit, specifications reveal a monster!

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    The XBMC development teams are pretty adventurous so i would suspect if the platform takes off they well get it working!

    Are we saying this is basically a chromebook motherboard?
    From what I gather it's shipping with Android 4.1.1, from a hardware perspective it certainly could be seen as such and I see no reason it couldn't be re-purposed as a powerful media centre. I'm not sure how much is open to the Linux community but I expect a port of major OSs will take place soon, certainly the kernel is all ready.

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    Re: News - $249 Exynos 5 dev-kit, specifications reveal a monster!

    Well it uses the same SoC, but its a development board i.e. it's not really intended for end-user use, as can be seen by the less-than-optimal layout, JTAG interface, phone-oriented features like accelerometer/compass/gyro, and so on. That's not to say it couldn't be used like that, but don't expect it to work out of the box, at least for a while.

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    Re: News - $249 Exynos 5 dev-kit, specifications reveal a monster!

    72 GFLOPS GPU is not far from what an AMD E-350 has, or around 70% of a Radeon 5450. The CPU component also looks to be on par with the E-350. I find this pretty impressive.

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    Re: News - $249 Exynos 5 dev-kit, specifications reveal a monster!

    I'd like to see these kind of chips powering future Chrome OS devices. I would like to see a real departure from Microsoft windows, Intel and all that has been for the past 3 decades. Time for a change...

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    Re: News - $249 Exynos 5 dev-kit, specifications reveal a monster!

    When are we likely to see this in phones & tablets? Hopefully my desire hd will last until then!

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    Re: News - $249 Exynos 5 dev-kit, specifications reveal a monster!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nobull View Post
    When are we likely to see this in phones & tablets? Hopefully my desire hd will last until then!
    I'm hoping the Nexus 10 tomorrow at Google Press Con.

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    Re: News - $249 Exynos 5 dev-kit, specifications reveal a monster!

    Quote Originally Posted by Scribe View Post
    I'm hoping the Nexus 10 tomorrow at Google Press Con.
    The event has been cancelled due to the hurricane.
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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Re: News - $249 Exynos 5 dev-kit, specifications reveal a monster!

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    The event has been cancelled due to the hurricane.
    Ouch

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    Re: News - $249 Exynos 5 dev-kit, specifications reveal a monster!

    Well that explains why I've not seen anything on Hexus today

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    Re: News - $249 Exynos 5 dev-kit, specifications reveal a monster!

    XBMC can run on the incredibly weak 700Mhz ARMv6 RPi so as soon as someone sets up a distro for it, yes.

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