The Mars Rover has less computing power than the original Apple Watch

NASA’s Perseverance rover, which landed successfully on Mars Thursday, is powered by an old chipset that gives it about the same processing power as an iMac from 1998, according to PCMag‘s breakdown. More specifically, it’s packing 256MB of RAM and 2GB of storage, with a 200MHz processor.

For comparison’s sake, that’s substantially less computing power than the original Apple Watch, which packs 512MB of RAM and 8GB of storage, with a 520MHz processor… More here.


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3 replies

  1. Reliability is probably more important than speed, and raw data doesn’t need a lot of computing power.

  2. And it runs Linux.

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