Originally Posted by TeaEarleGreyHot
Mine doesn't boot anymore, probably needs to be re-cap'd.
By what measure is the iPod touch "several orders of magnitude" more powerful? If you're going to say it's 1,000 times or 10,000 times more powerful, that's a big statement and should be backed up somehow....
Just for some examples: 68000 @ 8 MHz = 1 MIP. Modern GPU accelerated program 3-6 teraflops. That's several million times faster, although admittedly a single thread, unoptimized program would likely only see 5 gigaflops, or about 5,000 times faster. Memory - 1-2 megabytes vs 8-32 gigabytes, about 4,000 times more. Hard drive: 40 megabytes vs 1-4 terabytes, about 25,000 times more. Hard drive throughput: SCSI I at 5 megabytes/second, vs high end SSD at 800 MB/second = about 160x faster. Network speed: 3 Megabits vs 1-10 gigabits, about 1000x faster. Display: 24KB vs 20MB on retina display, about 1,000 times better screen.
To be fair, the number of keys on the keyboard hasn't changed as much. ;)