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==== How powerful is the PinePhone's hardware? ====
==== How powerful is the PinePhone's hardware? ====


The PinePhone is about on par with a Raspberry Pi 3 in terms of CPU power, however going by GFLOPS it has half the GPU power. The Pi 3's Videocore IV does 24 GFLOPS, and the Mali 400 MP2 on the PinePhone only 10.8.
The PinePhone is about on par with a Raspberry Pi 3 in terms of CPU performance, however it's Mali 400 MP2 is much weaker than the Pi 3's VideoCore IV. The Mali 400 was the first mobile OpenGL ES 2.0 GPU on the market back in 2008 when it was released, compared to the much newer Videocore IV released in 2010. The PinePhone has been shown to handle smooth H.264 1440p30 video playback using Cedrus and gstreamer as documented [https://xnux.eu/log/#001 here]. The device should be more than capable of a smooth phone experience when used in conjunction with well optimized software that makes use of its hardware features. It is also capable of running many light games (including 3D ones such as SuperTuxKart), and retro gaming. Expect further speed improvements over time as the drivers are improved, and in the meanwhile you can look into slightly [[overclocking]] the device (at your own risk).
 
Despite this, using software rendering the PinePhone is capable of smoothly rendering at 1080p resolution or higher. However, with a fully GPU-accelerated mobile environment you should expect a more sluggish experience outputting to such resolutions. Unfortunately, the Mali 400 MP2 (a 2008 arm mobile GPU) simply isn't intended to push 1080p resolution. With that said, the VPU of the PinePhone has been shown to handle smooth H.264 1440p30 video playback using Cedrus and gstreamer as documented [https://xnux.eu/log/#001 here]. Further, the PinePhone should be more than capable of a smooth phone experience when used in conjunction with well optimized software that makes use of its hardware features. It is also more than capable of running many light games (including 3D ones such as SuperTuxKart), and retro gaming. Expect further speed improvements over time as the drivers are improved, and in the meanwhile you can look into slightly [[overclocking]] the device (at your own risk).


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