- Oct 3, 2008
Although, out of curiosity, what do you see as a potential way to further optimize for the OMAP5? I don't know much about the platform or what it has to offer other than having an ARM NEON vector unit, which is certainly a good thing to have and can speed a surprising number of operations up.
I have no idea. However, I do know, that when the Pandora was finally on the verge of coming out people ranted about how 'old' the SoC was and how it should be made from XYZ instead and that it would never be able to run (insert half of what Pandora can do here). A large part of the fun with the Pandora is how the community figured out how to do the things that were 'impossible' when it was released. The Pyra isn't about what it can do on release. It is what we as a collective community can convince it to do over the months and years -after- we get them. Give it/us/Pyra a couple of years on the current SoC THEN look to see what SoCs might be available for the next iteration.
Think of the Pandora and it's progression from the first CC units through the Rebirth and the 1Ghz. It expanded and refined itself over time on the same platform. The Pyra could, in theory, go through 2-3 additional advancements on the OMAP5432 over the next 18-24 months after release, but it first needs to BE released AND be adopted by the community AND sell in significant numbers to make any advancements 'worth it'.
Lets play with the toy we got first.