Gamepark GP2X WIZ

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Today I have buyed GPH F100 and this will I buy for XMAS :D
Now I'm not so sure if I want a pandora.
This one is smaller and cheaper, and probably better sized to use as a PDA. Pandora has the advantage of having a bigger screen and battery life which is great to watch movies on the go. Also, I feel this one will have a bigger acceptance in the market, more support, etc. If it was the size of a Gameboy Micro I would buy it for sure.

What is this thing capable of in terms of 3D acceleration?
added on the 2008-08-27 00:50:00 by xernobyl xernobyl
I love how the SDK looks like Photoshop.
added on the 2008-08-27 00:51:35 by xernobyl xernobyl
I wanted XGPmini so I will buy this for sure.It looks smaller than my GPH F100 GP2X... I love small handhelds... And 135EURO cool price for 533MHZ :D...
"SOD - Snake on Dope"... those crazy Koreans.
added on the 2008-08-27 01:02:28 by xernobyl xernobyl
"New snake game where screen vibrates and snake become longer" !!!
cool!! I want one :>
added on the 2008-08-27 01:08:44 by aquaman aquaman
I love how the SDK looks like Photoshop.

Maybe it could "used" as demo/intro maker, lol :>
added on the 2008-08-27 01:11:18 by aquaman aquaman
Looks sweet, especially at that small scale. It's not a lot bigger than a GBA micro, actually.
"Cpu arm9 533mhz 3d accelerator"

I wonder what it is, maybe some polux like integrated chip (since it's a korean product too).

That could be an interesting console to code on from gamepark for a change. I'll be sure to watch that one for detailed specs.
added on the 2008-08-27 01:18:56 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
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It is small compare to earphones...
I am still going for the Pandora. But maybe I'll buy one of these later too..
added on the 2008-08-27 01:31:01 by Optimus Optimus
Looks like a good demoplatform, so I will probably buy one too.
I hope that the TV Out cable for my GP2X works also with this new model.

tinctu: If you have a GP2X, then you should take a look to the demo that I did for that console.
added on the 2008-08-27 04:01:07 by ham ham
damn, seems that GPH were in a hurry! the pollux SoC is quite inferior to the Pandora's OMAP, though. there is 3D acceleration and a 533 MHz CPU. but the core is ARM9 (single core), while the OMAP has a Cortex A8, OGL/ES support, and a DSP to boot, and baked with a state-of-the-art process (65 nm or better).

but it looks like this thing is small, and with a decent D-PAD this time! i wonder what the battery life is like. 2000mAh doesn't sound like much but it could be the Pollux and LCD are efficient..

compatibility: some of the the built-in games i recognise as GP2X titles. i guess they must be the original GP2X titles and not ports. i know GPH doesn't talk a hell of a lot with european developers..

anyway, we're talking good SNES/NeoGeo emulation here. PS1 emulation might still be impossible, don't know. might be nice to make demos on this baby especially seeing it's "compatible".
added on the 2008-08-27 09:01:46 by earx earx
btw, i hope they didn't hook the cpu up to a 16 bit bus again..
added on the 2008-08-27 09:04:19 by earx earx
I will buy WIZ first.Than I will wait - when PANDORA will be with real case and MK1 motherboard /not dev/ and will have good price I will buy PANDORA too.
Well DSP is awesome for music - realtime softsynth like on ACE Tracker on FALCON 030 (68030+MOTOROLA 56K DSP) so PANDORA will be real demo beast.I mean 3D graphics plus DSP music or graphics... :D

But WIZ has cute desing as GAMEBOY micro.Good CPU and 3D OpenGL and FLASH...
So It will be beast too!!!
@tinctu: Thanks. I did everything except the music, that was made by JosSs.
By the way, if you like my demo, where is your thumb? ;)
added on the 2008-08-27 10:30:09 by ham ham
Looks cool. More flash, but less RAM than the Pandora. I like the pandora better... Better resolution, 3D-Accelerator, connectors etc...
added on the 2008-08-27 10:34:39 by raer raer
did some reading on the wiz.. the pollux is not highly compatible. code needs to be compiled anew. in some cases the games use interpreters like fenix, so only the interpreter needs to be ported. and GPH actually did contact european developers (wow!). there's alot of fuss about the right D-PAD. but it seems it's not the final design, so might just change back to separate buttons again (let's hope so!).

in any case it's much more portable than, and at least twice as powerful as the GP2X. and cheaper. the OLED screen sounds sweet too.
added on the 2008-08-27 11:27:16 by earx earx
What is this thing capable of in terms of 3D acceleration?

The chip seem to be: http://www.mesdigital.com/english/Products/product_pollux.asp

I'm gonna to buy it, since the Pandora doesn't interest me that much.
added on the 2008-08-27 13:02:50 by Grz- Grz-