HiKey 960: Mini computer with eight cores and 3 GB of RAM

on more than one occasion have highlighted the need for more processing power for Raspberry Pi . Issues of cost, compatibility and temperature limit any drastic jump performance, but who is willing to adopt other platforms you will find things like the 960 HiKey which delivers a SoC’s eight-core, 3 GB of RAM in LPDDR4, a PCI Express 2.0 connector, and support AOSP. In other words, a smartphone of high range on the desktop.

Raspberry Pi-based projects are multiplying, something especially true among the cases of retro consoles and arcade machines reproduction. Since Nintendo confirmed the cancellation of your Classic NES Mini, many users began to explore the Web in search of information about Rearfoot alternative housing, gamepads compatible and other installation details. The two main challenges are find a robust power supply, and surround certain wells of performance to emulate more demanding systems. Raspberry Pi 3- has its limits as well as optimizations, so who really needs more juice should be considered an advanced platform.

specifications are excellent. But that price…

In this space we find the mini computer HiKey 960 Huawei intervention made and Google . The SoC is a Kirin 960 HiSilicon eight-core configuration big. LITTLE in quad-core Cortex-A73 2.4 GHz and other four Cortex-A53 1.8 GHz. It is exactly the same chip used by Huawei to your Mate 9 smartphone launched last November. Available RAM amounts to 3 GB at LPDDR4, brings a 32 GB of storage internal expandable slot microSD, HDMI 1.2 output and connector DSI, three USB ports (uno de ellos tipo C) WiFi connectivity ac and Bluetooth 4.1, a PCI Express 2.0 interface of M.2 with key type «M» and a 40-pin GPIO. The supported operating system is AOSP Linux 4.4 kernel.

of course, not everything that glitters is gold with the 960 HiKey . The fact of using a chip Kirin 960 implies the presence of a Mali module, and if memory does not fail me, the State of the drivers open source for that video is a nightmare. Then is the price detail: distributors want to 240 dollars for the computer . At least that makes it clear that the 960 HiKey is not intended for enthusiasts, but it seeks to entice developers Android.

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