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  • ROCK Pi 4 Is Becoming A Good Arm SBC With Panfrost Graphics & Wayland Support

    Phoronix: ROCK Pi 4 Is Becoming A Good Arm SBC With Panfrost Graphics & Wayland Support

    At $39 to $66 USD depending upon model, the ROCK Pi 4 is evolving to offer nice open-source support down to the Arm Mali graphics thanks to the Panfrost Mesa driver and also works nicely with Wayland...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...nfrost-Wayland

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    That should also apply to the RockPro64 too right? Same SoC afaik, not sure if there's more to it for also getting the u-boot support.

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    • #3
      The RockPro64 was already top choice for NAS builds even without the graphics: http://www.doug-cooper.com/?p=14

      With video decoders and basic graphics acceleration it might turn into a decent streamer / light desktop.

      As an SBC for embedded development I believe the RK3399 is a bit high on the power consumption though.

      Now the PineBOOK Pro... That's something worth looking into.

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      • #4
        Rock Pi 4 ?

        Coat tail marketing that Aldi* would be proud of.

        *For those that don't know Aldi, it's a German retailer notorious for knocking off branded product packaging to make it's own store brand products look like the branded product.

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        • #5
          Having open source GPU drivers available, can offer substantial advantages, beign way ahead competition

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          • #6
            Slartifartblast except Rock Pi 4 is far more superior to Raspberry Pi 4 in terms of the features, performance and design. I own both of them, 2 of each, I hate the Raspberry Pi 4. The only advantage of Raspberry Pi is there are much more 3rd party accessories to choose.

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            • #7
              Pretty interesting news. This I think is the same platform as the PineBook Pro, which I've been feeling pessimistic about due to graphics drivers. Seems that alleviated that issue.

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              • #8
                I'm hoping that the PineBookPro with its rk3399 will be a really good non-Intel platform, particularly because the GPU is becoming well supported.
                linux addict, got the scars, the grey beard and the t-shirt.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by speculatrix View Post
                  I'm hoping that the PineBookPro with its rk3399 will be a really good non-Intel platform, particularly because the GPU is becoming well supported.
                  You, and a boatload of other people.
                  The Pine Group has released the Pinebook Pro to purchase by the public, as of the end of July.
                  $199.95 for a Linux 14" 1080p IPS display, 4 GB LPDDR4, and in a magnesium-alloy case? Incredible.
                  Game-changer.


                  https://www.cnx-software.com/2019/07...-linux-laptop/

                  https://www.pine64.org/pinebook-pro/

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                  • #10
                    A bit offtopic, but does anyone know why Rockchip is not announcing any new ARM chips? Their RK3288 and RK3399 are getting old (both 28nm chips), while still being some of the best choices, I would like to see some 10 or 7nm products from them.
                    I know they are building x86 chips since a couple years, but there aint nothing in terms of new products either.

                    Ok, shouldve googled before, 8nm RK3588 is coming in 2020: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Rockch....419239.0.html
                    *drool emojies*
                    Last edited by discordian; 08-13-2019, 10:40 AM.

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