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Arm is set to today announce more CPU and GPU designs, with a promise of performance and power efficiency gains for laptop and smartphone system-on-chips. The blueprints will be marketed under the Total Compute Solutions umbrella; this is an Arm-curated collection of chip technologies designed, tested, and optimized to work …

  1. TimMaher Silver badge

    Raspberry Pi

    When can I get one loaded up with this then?

    1. druck Silver badge
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      Re: Raspberry Pi

      Sounds ideal for a Raspberry Pi 5 to me.

  2. lundril

    What I really would like to see is Desktops or Laptops with a high end ARM chip (like the Apple M1), but with well documented hardware, so that I can install a well working Linux on it.

    Unfortunately all the ARM Laptops usually seem to come pre installed with Windows for ARM. No clue why I ever should use that...

    Just because the OS supports ARM doesn't help; I also need user applications.

    For Linux this is no Problem: I have all the user applications I need native for ARM.

    For Windows that's usually quite bad.

    And: All the ARM Laptops seem to be shipped with "Adreno" GPUs... or similar. Not really helpful since as far as I know ARM still hasn't made the programming manuals public. So there are only some reverse engineered drivers available.

    I have absolutely no clue, why laptop manufacturers play along with this "everything is secret" game.

    I also have no clue why ARM is following this policy.

    ARM blocks its own entry into the desktop and laptop market with this "strategy"; because with Linux it would be no problem to have decent ARM based PCs; provided all that hardware was sufficiently documented.

    Really no clue what ARM is thinking...

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