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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:
> 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.
> Anyhow, if nobody wants to work on it it's no big deal.

At $56, yeah, it's somewhat interesting (it'd be a lot more interesting
if it had more than one Ethernet).  Though in terms of functionality/watt
I think embedded x86 will always be a bit of a lose.

150MHz FPU-less 486 -- what's the CPU exactly?  Is it an AMD Elan?  I
have never seen the 150MHz variant of that chip though I have seen the
datasheet from time to time.

NetBSD does support x86 systems with no FPU.  So whatever the problem is,
it's assuredly not that.


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