07-12-2012, 11:47 AM
Hi you are right but my comparison was against x86 cpus and not risc cpus.
Originally Posted by artivision
Loongson is less complex than a modern x86 cpu.
And sure I think the Loongson3C is nice
The only problem right now is: I can not buy one.
09-12-2012, 12:53 PM
Finally you can order the Lemote Yeelong 8133 with Loongson 3A CPU in Europe (source)
It is quite expensive though.
09-12-2012, 01:07 PM
Michael, some benches of it? Maybe you could get a review unit, being the linux bench site and all
09-12-2012, 01:41 PM
Yeah 840 Euros is way too expensive. I wonder how much it costs in China.
Originally Posted by chithanh
09-12-2012, 04:57 PM
the 840€ is wrong because its without VAT tax. its costs you ~1000€
Originally Posted by ldesnogu
10-21-2012, 12:11 PM
Originally Posted by Artemis3
I have the Yeeloong Lemote, it is a nice piece of hardware although the battery lasts no more than 2 hours (which is still pretty good).
About the openness of the platform, unfortunately two elements remain non-free: 1. the embedded controller firmware (which manages buttons, power, ... I think it's a 8051), and 2. the firmware inside the HDD itself (which depends on your brand. usually it's a small ARM uC). It's not really a big deal anyway, but afaik there is no completely free hardware platform at the moment, except completely FPGA-based ones like Milkymist - and even then you need proprietary FPGA tool to recompile the bitstream.
10-21-2012, 12:17 PM
In fact there are I think completely free hardware platforms: homebrew computers, for example http://6502.org/homebuilt (then 6502 was fully reverse-engineered at the gate level, so it can be considered open hardware. see http://www.visual6502.org/)
Originally Posted by pharos