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    Phoronix: ASUS "Tinker Board" Powered By Rockchip ARM SoC, Supports Debian

    Making its rounds this morning as a "Raspberry Pi competitor" is the Tinker Board from ASUS...

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  • #2
    Cool, a cheaper and more feature-rich Odroid XU4 of sorts.
    Last edited by Shimon; 23 January 2017, 06:12 PM.


    • #3
      Now big OEMs make raspi clones too? WTF?!

      This is the best raspi knockoff I've ever seen though. All the raspi should have been, in a port-compatible package.

      If it can sell for 50$ it's cheaper than the ridicolous prices I've seen the raspi at.

      A bit like MEHHHHH for the Mali GPU.


      • #4
        No SATA port? Really not?

        I don't need a stinking outdated Bluetooth 4.0 (Bluetooth 5 coming soon, I can add it by using a usb port if I want to), but a machine like this with a few SATA ports would be AMAZING.

        Another raspi clone? Put some SATA ports at least if you want my attention.


        • #5
          Another piece of crap with periphery attached directly to the processor, without the device bus. Without linux video drivers. With closed proprietary version of uboot. Why do companies continue to produce these bastards?


          • #6
            Pfeh. Call me when Asus has a better software support throughout the years.


            • #7
              this is supposed to be around $60 in america not $50. Here are the specs:

              SoC: Rockchip RK3288
              CPU: 4x Cortex A17 32bit ARMv7-A @ 1.8ghz (these cores are ~40% faster per clock cycle than a53). Cpu performance should be double the raspberry pi 3.
              GPU: ARM Mali-T764 (supports OpenCL 1.1, OpenGL ES 3.2, DX 11.1 and vulkan)
              2GB LPDDR3 Dual Channel (twice as much as pi3 and faster (lpddr3 instead of lpddr2)
              Gigabit Ethernet (Realtek RTL8211E-VB-CG) instead of 100mbit.
              802.11b/g/n Wifi + Bluetooth 4.0 + EDR connectivity (Azureware AW-NB177NF)
              Micro sd slot with UHS-I speed support.
              HDMI 2.0 full-size port, supports 4k resolution and HDCP 2.x
              3.5mm audio out (Realtek RTL ALC4040 24bit 192kHz)
              SDIO 3.0
              Power supply: 5V/ 2A Micro USB (NOT included)
              CSI port for camera connection
              DSI port supporting HD resolution
              40-pin Internal header with 28 GPIO pins
              Contact points for PWM and S/PDIF signals

              Ethernet and usb don't share the same lane so both can operate quickly at the same time.

              Supports custom debian linux image and kodi. Supports 4k h265 10bit hardware decoding. Supports 1080p h264 hardware encoding.


              • #8
                Competition is good, someone said... I already like it, as it has more RAM


                • #9
                  Meh, still using my raspiberry pi 2 for my arcade machine. The RPi3 wasn't a big enough upgrade to make me want to switch, neither is this (also the lack of community will suck).


                  • #10
                    Closed blobs, no hardware specs (for programmers), no real documentation, expensive (almost twice rpi3, 60$), no software support from asus.

                    Nothing exciting unfortunately. Just another "idea clone".