Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Nov 2012 23:35 UTC
In the News The desktop and laptop world is dominated by x86, the mobile/embedded world by ARM. Conventional wisdom, right? Not really. There's also MIPS - hundreds of millions of embedded devices run on MIPS, and for years now, the architecture has been trying to break into the mobile world dominated so much by ARM. They just a got a boost: MIPS has been acquired by Imagination Tech, most known for its PowerVR graphics chips used in a lot of smartphones and tablets.
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RE[3]: Comment by strim
by przemo_li on Wed 7th Nov 2012 08:33 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by strim"
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RPi GPU is made by broadcom. Or is broadcom brand of Qualcom?

Its nice GPU where (almost) whole gpu driver reside in firmware. Nice because porting to new OS require just (comparatively) small layer able to feed and gather data. Not nice since, its closed source, and hence Linux Kernel devs will not accept any open source parts.

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