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sr_ls_boy 16 May

I'm considering purchasing a single board computer. The main requirement is the best Mali GPU that I can find. There are many different models from different vendors to choose from. In my searches the best GPU that seems to be on board is the Mali-T860(4th gen). I couldn't find any SoC's with a bitfrost GPU.

There are some good choices.

Khadas Edge-V Pro
ASUS Tinker Board S
SmartFly Tech ROCK Pi
FriendlyElec NanoPC-T4
ROCK PI 4B - Rockchip RK3399

The Mali GPU Wiki Page

Any comments?

Last edited by sr_ls_boy on 16 May 2020 at 7:26 pm UTC

denyasis 16 May

Out of curiosity, what do you plan on playing? Most native games aren't compiled for ARM, so like emulated titles or streaming?

Side note, the ROCKPI looks nice as does khadas. The others have notably smaller/slower memory.

Looks like it's the same CPU for both along with the same memory. I think the only real difference between the two are the extra features and price.

sr_ls_boy 16 May

Probably just FOSS games.

sr_ls_boy 17 May

I don't think the khadas has 32 GB of mem. That's what is stated in the title.

Anyway this is another one.
Orange Pi 4B

Julius 27 Sep

This thread on getting games to work on the PineBook Pro gives a good idea what is possible (with a Panfrost supported GPU on the SoC): https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=8665

There are some good options for running FOSS games and some lower end emulation, but sadly only the RasberryPI works as a Steamlink.

Also some SBCs (like the RasberryPI4) lack adequate cooling out of the box, thus this needs to be considered when purchasing.

Last edited by Julius on 27 September 2020 at 11:58 am UTC

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