3d power of Ben?

Lluís Batlle i Rossell viriketo at gmail.com
Thu Dec 9 04:45:23 EST 2010

On Thu, Dec 09, 2010 at 10:49:56AM +0200, Sergey Kvachonok wrote:
> > 3d power of Ben?
> Nonexistent. No 3D hardware, no FPU, no spare video memory except
> framebuffer. IPU only accelerates video conversion/scaling, not even
> basic blit/fill ops. Not very good fit for realtime interactive
> graphics, much less 3D.
> It has SIMD processing unit (MXU), akin to MMX on early pentiums. It
> does not support floating point either, but can be used to accelerate
> software 3D rasterization. It's unlikely that it will ever be
> supported by any mainstream opengl (mesa?) implementation. There are
> MXU-optimized libjpeg and closed source mplayer plugins for xvid/h264,
Closed source?
Are the source releases from Ingenic full of 'blobs'?

As far as I know, the MXU instructions have already been properly reverse
engineered. Isn't it?


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