ARM Mali-T604 Arrives, But With What Kind Of Driver?
Phoronix: ARM Mali-T604 Arrives, But With What Kind Of Driver?
ARM yesterday introduced the Mali-T604 graphics processor that is a major step-up from their current-generation Mali graphics. The Mali-T604 is not only compatible with OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0 and OpenVG 1.1, but it also brings OpenCL 1.1/1.2 support to this embedded graphics processor for GPGPU computing. Additionally, the Mali-T604 is said to deliver up to five times the performance of current Mali graphics processors and is scalable up to four cores, but what kind of Linux driver(s) will it bring?..
pfff they mess it up, Arm could be a big opportunity for Linux + Desktop, but they mess it up, why should anyone buy such hardware, when the biggest advantage (free fast graphic power) is not given? Why should I then not take the product from the market leader Intel?
Hope some new Arm socs are coming from companys that are not that society damaging. Econemy is there to serve humanity, our shit turbo-capatilism world tends strong to the oposite.
But I guess a big part is just stupidity, because they will sell less hardware when they go this way, and they win nothing.