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PurpleMelbourne

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Better than Rasberry Pi
« on: December 11, 2018, 02:34:39 PM »
Chinese designed (so they, but not CIA is not spying on you) six core ARM up to 2Ghz and huge graphics processing.
It would make a great little Amiga video player.
Prices are complicated as they have a bunch of different versions, but looks to start at intro price of US$90 and go up to $260 for maxed out 4GB LPDDR4 ram version.

http://en.t-firefly.com/doc/product/index/id/51.html


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Re: Better than Rasberry Pi
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2018, 03:08:56 PM »
even if...

RPi has several adavantages... it is very common and sold in millions and hardware is staying the same for a long time

And how good the hardware is documented

If AROS runs on Raspberry perhaps we might motivate someone to write drivers for different hardware  ;)

mschulz

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Re: Better than Rasberry Pi
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2018, 03:21:56 PM »
As Olaf already said, the Raspberry has many advantages even if it is not the fastest SBC. It has huge community, was sold in millions and is affordable for nearly anyone. On the other hand you have maybe a fast machine but how many units have been already sold? Probably very few.

PS. Sure, once native AROS for ARM works reliable we could add more hardware support, but let's concentrate on one target first. And, if you would ask me, I would rather go towards RockPro64. Same CPU, less price (https://www.pine64.org/?product=rockpro64-4gb-single-board-computer).

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Re: Better than Rasberry Pi
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2018, 05:44:01 PM »
This will be fun :)

What Pi model should I buy?

Model 3 B+ ?

mschulz

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Re: Better than Rasberry Pi
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2018, 06:10:03 PM »
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What Pi model should I buy?

For most of the time I'm testing AROS port with 2B, but occasionally I turn on also 3B+. Actually both of them should work with more tests done on 2B. So, if you want to be safe pick 2B, if you want more power and in worst case can wait a while for small fixes (in case something goes wrong) then take 3B+ :)

PurpleMelbourne

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Re: Better than Rasberry Pi
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2018, 09:11:19 PM »
I've long wondered about using a Rasberry Pi inside a real Amiga as an assistance board for printing or something.
Actually running everything on it would resolve all the issues!

But once the its working... unless I'm doing some GPIO work, then grab the fastest ARM SBC around and get it working :-)
Rockchip 3399 is very fast chip and they are something like $20 per chip. Very good graphics. It might work well with 2 cores doing AGA / planer emulation working with the other 2d and 3d hardware on board that chip.

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Re: Better than Rasberry Pi
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2018, 09:59:19 AM »
Chinese designed (so they, but not CIA is not spying on you)

So we'll just be spied upon by the Chinese government and business interests then? Phew, that's a relief!