The raspberry pi is sllllllooooowww. Will it be fast enough with opengl enabled? Maybe, but I doubt it. The B+ doesn't change the core hardware
at all, it isn't any faster than any other raspberry pi.
As a complete solution running as a charting program an instrument data display, and radar
overlay. I don't think that there is going to be enough processing power with the Pi.
Don't get me wrong I love my pi, it is the best boat entertainment center ever, and in that roll is wonderful! (Mine has not been turned off for over a month!) It is fun to play with, and it makes a wicked good instrument collector, and rebroadcaster via wifi
, or even bluetooth.
As other low power
devices with better faster hardware
come out, the raspberry pi is going to suffer in comparison. It doesn't have and was not intended to have enough processing power to do what we want it to do.
The one thing the Pi has going for it is a GREAT user base, with a lot of knowledgeable people working on it. The releases for the pi when they come out are much better tested than on the odroid, and there are less problems with things out of the box. However out of the box without opengl the odroid is completely usable as a chartplotter
and instrument agregator, the panning is slower than my laptop
, but usable, the raspberry pi out of the box is not capable of routing or entering waypoints in any meaningful manner just because it is too slow.
I have both sitting here in front of on my nav station. Both have their place I think. (I can't imagine not having a raspberry pi as and entertainment center for music
, and videos aboard any boat).
Time will tell.