We are still actively working on the spam issue.

Single board computers

From InstallGentoo Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Uses

NAS/Home server

An SBC like an Rp4 or Odroid N2+ with some hard drives attached via USB3 can be a cost effective, energy efficient home server.

see Home server for more on using SBC as a Home server system.

PiHole/DNS adblocker

You can use an SBC as a DNS level adblocker and block ads on your entire home network.

Despite the the name, Pihole will work on more than just raspbery pi.

Video Game Emulator

SBCs make for great emulator boxes for retro games. Install retropie or similar, Download some roms, and get playing!

Kodi Client

Kodi is a fully featured home theater software. It works with plex, jellyfin, emby, etc and supports every codec under the sun.

OpenVPN Server

If you need to access your internal network from outside over the internet, you can use an SBC as an OpenVPN Server and encrypt your traffic to and from your home network. (You will also need a Dynamic DNS service and Domain).

Home Automation

SBCs can also be used in Home Automation tasks. Turn lights on/off, send security alerts to your phone, monitor your thermostat, and more.

Comparison

Device SoC CPU GPU RAM Storage USB Ports SATA Ethernet Wifi Video Out Audio Out Power Other Price
Raspberry Pi 2 B Broadcom BCM2836 ARM Cortex A7 4 @ 900MHz VideoCore IV 1GB SD 4 USB2 No 10/100 No HDMI, Composite HDMI, 3.5mm jack 5V 1.2A USB 40 pin GPIO $35
Raspberry Pi 3 B Broadcom BCM2837 ARM Cortex A53 4 @ 1.2GHz VideoCore IV 1GB SD 4 USB2 No 10/100 Yes, 802.11n HDMI, Composite HDMI, 3.5mm jack 5V 1.2A USB 40 pin GPIO, Bluetooth $40
Raspberry Pi 4 B Broadcom BCM2711 ARM Cortex A72 4 @ 1.5GHz VideoCore VI 1GB - 4GB SD 2 USB2 2 USB3 No 10/100/1000 Yes, 802.11ac 2x micro-HDMI, Composite HDMI, 3.5mm jack 5V 3A USB 40 pin GPIO, Bluetooth $35-55
Raspberry Pi Zero Broadcom BCM2835 ARM 1176 1 @ 1GHz VideoCore IV 512MB SD 1 USB2 No No Yes, 802.11b/g/n (W version only) mini-HDMI, Composite HDMI 5V 1.2A USB 40 pin GPIO, Bluetooth (W version only) $10-$15
Atomic Pi Intel Atom x5-Z8350 64-bit x86 4 @ 1.92GHz Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) 2GB 16GB eMMC, SD 1 USB3 1 USB2 No 10/100/1000 Yes, 802.11b/g/n HDMI HDMI 5V 2A DuPont 56 pin GPIO, Bluetooth, IPX connectors, RTC, 9-axis navigation sensor, 4x I2S microphone input $35
Cubieboard 2 AllWinner A20 ARM Cortex A7 2 @ 1GHz Mali-400MP2 1GB 4GB NAND, µSD 2 Yes 10/100 No HDMI HDMI 5V 2.5A barrel $59
Cubieboard 3 (Cubietruck) AllWinner A20 ARM Cortex A7 2 @ 1GHz Mali-400MP2 2GB 8GB NAND, µSD 2 Yes 10/100/1000 Yes HDMI HDMI 5V 3A barrel $89
Cubieboard 4 AllWinner A80 ARM Cortex A15 4 @ 2GHz & ARM Cortex A7 4 @ 1.3GHz PowerVR G6230 2GB 8GB eMMC, µSD 4 USB2 Yes 10/100/1000 Yes, 802.11n HDMI,VGA HDMI 5V 3A barrel 20 pin GPIO, JTAG, bluetooth, IR reciever, ARM big.LITTLE $126
Beaglebone Black TI AM3359 ARM Cortex A8 1 @ 1GHz PowerVR SGX530 512MB 2-4GB eMMC, µSD 1 USB2 No 10/100 No µHDMI µHDMI 5V 1A barrel $45
Beagleboard X15 TI AM5728 ARM Cortex A15 2 @ 1.5GHz & ARM Cortex M4 2 @ 212MHz PowerVR SGX544 2GB 4GB eMMC, µSD 3 USB3, 4 USB2 eSATA 2x 10/100/1000 No HDMI HDMI, AIC3104 12V 5A barrel 60 pin GPIO $239 MSRP
Odroid-C2 Exynos 5410 ARM Cortex A53 4 @ 1.5GHz Mali-450 2GB eMMC, µSD 4 No 10/100/1000 No HDMI HDMI 5V 2A barrel GPIO $46
Odroid-XU4 Exynos 5422 ARM Cortex A15 4 @ 2GHz & ARM Cortex A7 4 @ 1.3GHz Mali-T628MP6 2GB eMMC, µSD 2 USB3, 1 USB2 No 10/100/1000 No HDMI HDMI 5V 2A barrel 30+12 pin GPIO ARM big.LITTLE $59
Galileo 2 Intel Quark X1000 32-bit Intel Pentium class 1 @ 400MHz No 256MB 8MB Flash, µSD, mPCIe 1 USB2 No 10/100 No No No 5V 3A barrel JTAG $80


External links

List of ARM-based SBCs