Speed has increased with newer PI machines, PineBook (and Pro), Compute Module 4 and drivers for NVMe.
Performance is also impacted by Screen resolution, acceleration for graphics or hardware. Chris had plotted this on a graph.
Titanium, CM4 and Pinebook Pro clear winners of performance but other factors like portability, screen size, machine size, etc.
CM4 module is currently sold out if you want to buy it standalone unless you are prepared to pay a premium on eBay.
CM4 deletes USB3 and adds PCIe support. RISC OS needs PCOe to be populated to run on RISC OS. Various PCIe boards offering NVMe, USB3 or SATA (no NVMe support yet for RISC OS).
FAST stands for 'Fast ADFS Storage Technology'. It is RISCOSbits CM4-based machine with SATA-aware ROM. Chris has one and also built his own case for his machine. There is also a lite version with SD card.
Overall Chris was very impressed with FAST as a RISC OS platform. He has published some notes on his website
As usual, there was also the usual general conversation on many topics, including the Wakefield Show in less than 3 weeks!
Details on all meetings (and email address to ask for a Zoom link) can be found on the WROCC website