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That cheap source of H750s I found is no longer quite so cheap; in fact, no longer cheap at all, having increased overnight from $6.04 to $13.23.  Yech.  On the other hand it looks like DigiKey went in the opposite direction and is now under $10.

Still, if I need to use two of them due to the pin limitations, it might not hurt to look at other parts.  As long as it has at least 1MB RAM and an LCD controller that can display 960x540 - and supports ARMv7 - any experiments I run with the dev kit I have will port straight over.

The RZ/A1L starts at A$22.45 which is still more than two of the H750s, but has the advantage that it's only one chip to worry about, and has 3MB of RAM compared 1MB on the H750.  Also it has two larger siblings if I should need more memory, pins, or graphics performance.

It suffers from some of the same pin assignment craziness, so if you want to use the LCD controller you can only have a 16-bit external memory bus, but having 176 pins instead of 100 is about 76% less constrained.


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1 JSON/TOML: endorsed.
I really don't see the point to RTX Minecraft when you can already get path-tracing as a mod, which is how I run it on my desktop for kicks: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/288758-new-path-traced-shaders-make-minecraft-look-amazing

Posted by: Jay at Tuesday, August 20 2019 12:37 AM (mrlXS)

2 Does Minecraft still require Java to run it?  I would love to play it but I ain't running Java on my PC and I am not interested in the wonky interface of the console ports.

Posted by: cxt217 at Wednesday, August 21 2019 08:43 AM (LMsTt)

3 I don't think you need to install standalone Java for Minecraft; I believe it's bundled into a single binary.  So it's written in Java but Java isn't available to anything else.


I prefer Terraria anyway.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, August 21 2019 09:55 AM (PiXy!)

4 Minecraft will install its own copy of java.  Or you can use the windows 10 store version, which is a .net app, but it's the same as the console version.

Posted by: Rick C at Wednesday, August 21 2019 12:53 PM (Iwkd4)

5 Also, the have version installs an actual jre, it's not a single binary.

Posted by: Rick C at Wednesday, August 21 2019 12:54 PM (Iwkd4)

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