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Re: Looking for suggestions for small, low power machine

On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 05:57:03PM +0100, bifferos ' wrote:
> >>
> >> I can provide discounted hardware to anyone wanting to work on this.
> >
> > i'm not sure it's worth it. there are now vortex86 chips much faster
> > than this one, with the same power requirements.
> I had to hunt to find somewhere I could buy a Vortex86 board, but when I
> did I found it for $188, so you're comparing a $56 board with a $188 one?

Yes, I agree it's more expensive. I also think it's more usefull.

> About power requirements, which Vortex Board consumes 1W? It seems
> the Vortex86DX CPU itself consumes 2W, so I don't see how the
> entire system can consume ~1W.

It's "max 2w", I think when the processor is idle it's much lower (I couldn't
find much info about this though) and as the processor is faster, it's
idle more often :)

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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