What's "weird" with a non-profit organization?
You are either ignorant of the fact that RPi is a non-profit foundation with the purpose of promoting an exceptional educational tool (the RPi) or you are just trolling. So, which is it?
Originally Posted by caligula
As duly noted by other posters above, the RPi is not about performance. If you are worried about the performance of an ARM development board, you have many choices. Currently the highest performance ARM development is the NVIDIA Jetson TK1, it costs around $200 and uses a fan to cool the CPU. And of course my Xeon workstation runs rings around the TK1 when, for example, cross-compiling a Linux kernel.
If you just need a little bit more processing power than provided by the RPi, you should check the Banana Pi, it has a dual core Cortex A7 CPU and approx. the same dimensions as the RPi. Last time I checked it was also 50% more expensive than the RPi.
I was looking at "cubieboard 8" that looks impressive, although not sure when release date is..
Originally Posted by nomadewolf
According to this page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cubieboard
It has 4-core Cortex-A15 CPU and 4-core Cortex-A7 CPU, USB 3.0, 2GB RAM, 8GB on-board storage, and says it can decode h265 and can support 4K display..
I really want some thing that can decode h265, since that codec will be showing up more and more as time goes on..
I just hope some thing like cubieboard 8 has a good XBMC distro made for it..
Thanks for the tip!
Originally Posted by AndrewDB
I wasn't aware of Banana Pi. Looks good enough!
But i was impressed with the HummingBoard.
I already knew about jetson, but the fact that it needs a fan and that i got screwed by nvidia in the past threw me off.