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Offline jalih

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PINE64 ROCK64
« on: April 15, 2019, 09:13:58 AM »
Just ordered PINE64 ROCK64 single board computer. Interesting to see how it performs...

Offline John

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Re: PINE64 ROCK64
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2019, 09:47:14 AM »
I just got a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ that seems pretty fast. Down side with the RPi is it's only 1 GB of system memory and Raspbian is 32 bit.

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Re: PINE64 ROCK64
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2019, 06:20:28 PM »
I'm seriously considering the Nvidia Jetson Nano.  The GPIO is surprisingly fairly compatible with the Pi, so you can use some of the add on HW with it.

I have 2 RasPi 3b+ units, which work okay as Retro Gaming units and Streaming Video players (I have a dedicated Video server I built using Linux that hosts the videos and games - the Pi's work good, but my Nvidia Shield smokes the Pi at both as it should since it costs quite a bit more), but I'm looking for a new plaything.

The knock (by some) against the Nano is that it uses proprietary drivers and such from Nvidia, which aren't open source.  Still, check out those specs!  LOL.

AIR.

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Re: PINE64 ROCK64
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2019, 06:46:29 PM »
That is a nice board for the price!

The other thing that sucks about the Raspberry.py is Raspbain is a 32 bit OS. The 1 GB a ram also sucks.

Offline jalih

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Re: PINE64 ROCK64
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2019, 08:49:13 AM »
I have been playing a couple of days with my new ROCK64 based computer. Suprisingly it's fast enough to be used as a desktop replacement for most of my work.

8th works great with this setup. Attached is a picture with 8th running my simple analog clock and mine sweeper game. You can also notice that running fibo(4784969) takes just 800 msec.

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Re: PINE64 ROCK64
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2019, 09:23:59 AM »
I was beginning to think your board got lost in delivery.

Sounds like you have a hot board there. Does it come with GPIO?
« Last Edit: May 25, 2019, 11:24:16 AM by John »

Offline jalih

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Re: PINE64 ROCK64
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2019, 09:52:57 AM »
Sounds like you have a hot board there. Does it come with GPIO?

It should have more GPIO than RPI3 but I have not really looked about that yet.