Cortex A15 and ARM Mali T604 are here

The new Chromebooks are apparently based upon the Exynos 5250, making them perhaps the first shipping consumer devices with Cortex A15 as well as the ARM Mali T604. ARM Mali T604 theoretically supports OpenCL, which had me excited, but the fly in the ointment is the Chrome OS. Google has confirmed in a forum post that currently there does not exist a way to access OpenCL in Chrome OS and they are not ready to comment upon whether this will change in the future either. This is frankly ridiculous. What’s the point of shipping powerful new hardware when developers are not given access to it? I hope one can load a proper Linux distro like Debian or Ubuntu etc., and hopefully the binary GPU drivers with OpenGL and OpenCL support will be made available for them.

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