On Mon, 02 Feb 2015 19:52:08 PST erik quanstrom <quans...@quanstro.net> wrote: > On Mon Feb 2 13:20:08 PST 2015, ba...@bitblocks.com wrote: > > On Mon, 02 Feb 2015 20:54:02 GMT Skip Tavakkolian <firstname.lastname@example.org > om> wrote: > > > > > > hardkernel's odroid-c1 is similar and slightly better performance for the > > > same price; any sense which port might be easier? > > > > Odroid-c1 is Cortex-A5 while Pi2 is Cortex-A7 so Pi2 is more > > performant (but has worse ethernet and horrible usb). Port to > > pi2 should be easier as the periphs are the same as in Pi1; > > only their IO maps have changed a bit. > > hmm. the arch is just part of the story. the odroid is 1500 MHz vs > the pi2's 900 MHz, and that's ddr3 vs ddr2. so it's not quite all > stacked in one direction.
Indeed. Feature comparison here: http://www.cnx-software.com/2015/02/02/raspberry-pi-2-odroid-c1-development-boards-comparison/ Will post some benchmarks comparing the two (under linux) once I get a pi2, hopefully by this Wednesday. [How did they miss calling it 2pi or tau?] The way I see it, the RPi Foundation knew they had painted themselves in a corner with the 2835. Any new design would've been hugely disruptive. By just replacing the processor core and leaving rest of the cruft + GPU exactly as before they managed to get the 2836 out in a relatively short time and all the hardware addon will continue to work. Now that they've escaped, I expect to see more designs.