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    I wanted to know how much ram, cpu speed, etc the pre has? I really can't find it newhere.
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    All I remember about RAM postings were these:
    PreCentral

    PreThinking
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    Thanks Woodwulf.....

    Wonder what the cpu speed is... The pre seems kinda snappy. but kinda sluggish at times.. Im going to guess a 433mhz max.
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    I do know that the TI OMAP3 chip is incredibly fast. My guess is the default speed is around 600-650mhz. The OMAP3 chip is supposedly capable of going all the way up to 1ghz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slayix312 View Post
    I do know that the TI OMAP3 chip is incredibly fast. My guess is the default speed is around 600-650mhz. The OMAP3 chip is supposedly capable of going all the way up to 1ghz.
    is that what it has ? The TI OMAP3?
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    Yes the TI OMAP3430 to be specific.
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    I have always "heard" on the interwebs pre-release that the CPU was basically almost desktop quality. I think it is just the V1 OS that needs tweaking. I remember even my Treo 650 could be rough at times, and the 700/755/Centro were all light years ahead of each other, without too much difference in CPU speed.
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    Fun fact: The OMAP3 chip is supposed to be twice as powerful as the ARM11 that is on the iphone and iphone 3g.
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    I was wondering about the specs too:
    Quote Originally Posted by wikipedia
    The OMAP3 is broken into 3 distinct groups: the OMAP34x, the OMAP35x, and the OMAP36x. OMAP34x and OMAP36x are distributed directly to large handset (such as cell phone) manufacturers.

    The video technology in the higher end OMAP3 parts is derived in part from the DaVinci product line, which first packaged higher end C64x+ DSPs and image processing controllers with ARM9 processors last seen in the older OMAP1 generation.

    OMAP3430 - 600 MHz ARM Cortex A8 + PowerVR SGX 530 GPU + 430MHz C64x+ DSP + ISP (Image Signal Processor)
    DOn't know what all that means but I'm still happy (:
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    TI OMAP 3640 (others say it's a 3430, they're virtually identical) at 600MHz application processor with integrated media processor (I think at 433MHz) and GPU (I think at 533MHz, though the speeds in parens could be flipped or completely incorrect)

    Qualcomm MSM6801A baseband processor

    256MB DDR SDRAM

    512MB NAND flash for OS

    7.5GB user-addressable NAND flash

    480x320-pixel 24-bit truecolor capacitive LCD

    and so on and so forth.
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    looking at the code, it appears the pre's processer can run 600MHz, but looks like it's __probably__ underclocked to 500Mhz.

    256MB RAM seems like it's about right

    Code:
    preuser@castle:~$ cat /proc/meminfo | head -n 1
    MemTotal:       245036 kB
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    Quote Originally Posted by lostshootingstar View Post
    looking at the code, it appears the pre's processer can run 600MHz, but looks like it's __probably__ underclocked to 500Mhz.

    256MB RAM seems like it's about right

    Code:
    preuser@castle:~$ cat /proc/meminfo | head -n 1
    MemTotal:       245036 kB
    I'm sure it has dynamic scaling support - wonder if it's possible for the CPU to clock to 600MHz (or 500), idle at what, 200, and suspend at 50MHz or less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slayix312 View Post
    I do know that the TI OMAP3 chip is incredibly fast. My guess is the default speed is around 600-650mhz. The OMAP3 chip is supposedly capable of going all the way up to 1ghz.
    they should have put a faster one in there.. id prefer the speed over battery life, this device is very sluggish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slayix312 View Post
    Fun fact: The OMAP3 chip is supposed to be twice as powerful as the ARM11 that is on the iphone and iphone 3g.
    but the iphone that came out 2 years ago still have far superior UI responsiveness. I really hope palm is working on refining their performance.
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    According to the pre component break down, the Pre has 2GB of SDRAM:

    http://discussion.treocentral.com/pa...omponents.html

    In addition, according to posts in the leaked rom thread, it appears Palm may have underclocked the processor to 500 Mhz:

    http://discussion.treocentral.com/we...ml#post1666184
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    Quote Originally Posted by gfunkmagic View Post
    According to the pre component break down, the Pre has 2GB of SDRAM
    That'd be 2 gigabits. Aka, 256 megabytes.
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    ahhhhh....my mistake....
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    Thanks for grabbing that one jhoff - a pet peeve of mine.
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    Some Intersting Pre design info:

    From DOW JONES NEWSWIRES

    Texas Instruments Inc. (TXN), Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM), Sony Corp. (SNE) and
    Samsung Electronics Co. (SSNHY) are the main suppliers of parts for Palm
    Inc.'s (PALM) new Pre, according to a breakdown by iSuppli Corp.
    "With the Pre, Palm has made some surprising choices not only in the phone's
    features, but also in its design and component selection," said Andrew
    Rassweiler of iSuppli.
    Among those surprising choices is the Pre's use of two gigabits of SDRAM,
    double what is in Apple Inc.'s (AAPL) iPhone and most other smartphones.
    The larger amount of memory "likely is needed as a buffer to support the
    Pre's capability to multitask various applications," iSuppli said.
    Also, the Pre doesn't use Qualcomm's PM6650 chip, which performs the
    power-management function in almost all Qualcomm-based designs. Rather, the
    Pre uses Maxim Integrated Products Inc.'s (MXIM) MAX8695 power-management
    integrated circuit, which also is in the LG Voyager VX10000.
    In addition, the Pre employs eight gigabytes of Samsung's eMMC MoviNAND
    flash memory, rather than regular Multi-Level Cell NAND commonly found in
    mobile phones. EMMC is a premium variety of NAND flash memory that combines
    high-density MLC NAND flash with a memory management controller to deliver
    higher performance and easier integration into electronic designs, iSuppli
    said.
    The largest cost driver in the Pre is Sony's advanced Low-Temperature
    Polysilicon LCD display, which with Pre's touch screen module, costs $39.50.
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