[FFmpeg-devel] ARM Hardware Request

Thilo Borgmann thilo.borgmann at mail.de
Fri Oct 8 11:25:04 EEST 2021


On 8 Oct 2021, at 1:21, J. Dekker wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm writing ARM64 ASM and testing on Apple M1 and Graviton2 N1 
> devices. This, however, is not a good spread of micro-architectures 
> among commonly used ARM64 devices. Additional micro-architectures 
> which I would like to test are 'High Efficiency' A53 and A55; 'high 
> performance' A72, A73, and A77, and 'Prime' X1.

I’m in favor of buying some ARM hardware for that as well as for FATE 

> I've identified the following devices along with the 
> micro-architectures they use and a price estimate:
> - NanoPi M4B, Rockchip RK3399 (A53/A72) - 99 EUR
>   & Extras (~23 EUR)
> - ODROID-N2+, Amlogic S922x (A53/A73) - 71 EUR

The above should be totally ok,

> - OnePlus 9, Snapdragon 888 (A55/A77/X1) - 799 EUR

for this well it’s not cheap, maybe someone has an alternative idea or 
even some hardware to donate that covers some of the cores?

> As a note, the cheapest Snapdragon 888 devices were phones rather than 
> development boards (with the 'official' development board being more 
> than double the example given here). I don't think the OnePlus is the 
> cheapest, but seems like it would be the most reasonable to test 
> (unlocked boot-loader, etc).
> I am preemptively requesting reimbursement for these devices, 
> suggestions welcome.


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