For those times when the Raspberry Pi 4 (opens up in brand-new tab) simply isn’t effective sufficient, Awesome Pi has a brand-new board that can supply a bit extra in the method of handling capability. The Awesome Pi 4 B coincides shapes and size as the Raspberry Pi board (opens up in brand-new tab), yet includes an eight-core CPU and also an NPU, plus 8K video clip as well. It’s likewise extra costly, yet there appear to be plenty in supply.
The board definitely looks extremely acquainted, yet look closer and also you can select the distinctions in between the Awesome Pi and also the Raspberry Pi. Perhaps one of the most apparent is the brilliant yellow 3.5 mm composite jack, though naturally the Raspberry Pi 4 has among those as well, simply in black. The Awesome Pi includes 2 video clip results, yet while one is a Micro HDMI, the various other is a Micro DisplayPort. The HDMI strikes the 2.1 criterion, permitting 8K/60 result if you have actually obtained the display to show it, while the DisplayPort is embeded the Rock Age with 4K/60.
It’s that eight-core CPU that truly establishes it apart. It’s the RK3588S – a maximized variation of the preferred RK3588 chipset (as seen in the Rock 5 (opens up in brand-new tab)) that sheds the PCIe bus and also has a smaller sized variety of user interfaces typically, yet which maintains the 4 Arm Cortex-A76 cores performing at 2.4 GHz (we think cooling down might be required) plus 4 even more Cortex-A55 cores for low-powered procedure. It’s an Arm DynamiQ layout, which places the big.LITTLE setup right into a solitary incorporated collection rather than placing them on 2 passes away.
Behind all these cores stay up to 16GB of LPDDR4 RAM (with 4GB and also 8GB variations readily available), an Arm Mali G610 GPU, and also an NPU with the ability of 6 TOPS. After that, around the side of the board, you obtain 4 USB ports (2 USB 2, 2 USB 3) a gigabit Ethernet with PoE assistance, a USB-C port for power, a microSD, MIPI CSI and also DSI links for displays and also video cameras. There are likewise variations with onboard eMMC, from 32 to 128GB. The 40-pin GPIO selection seems Raspberry Pi certified, yet that stays to be seen. Wireless connection is available in the type of Wi-Fi 6 and also Bluetooth 5.
Os option leans in the direction of Debian and also Ubuntu (opens up in brand-new tab), downloadable from the Awesome Pi online forum (opens up in brand-new tab), where you’ll likewise locate equipment layout papers and also some resource code. The board itself is readily available from AliExpress (opens up in brand-new tab) for $142 for the 4GB variation, with cost-free delivery and also distribution at the end of the year.