Banana Pi M5 Raspberry Pi rival
After Sinovoip Co. focused on the design and production of SBCs based on Allwinner and Realtek hardware, the company team behind the known banana pi brand as just launched the brand new Banana Pi BPI-M5 board, which is a high-end SBC powered by Amlogic S905X3 Processor. The specification picked for this SBC should provide improved hardware as well as good software support.
Besides the snappy Amlogic S905X3 Cortex-A55 (2.0xxGHz) Processor, SinoVoip company incorporated a USB Type -C for powering the board, a Mali-G31 MP2 GPU with 4 x Execution Engines (650Mhz), 4GB LPDDR4, 16G eMMC flash, 4 USB 3.0 hosts, and 1GbE LAN port.
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- Amlogic S905X3 Quad-Core Cortex-A55 (2.0xxGHz) Processor.
- Mali-G31 GPU.
- 4GB LPDDR4.
- 16GB eMMC flash onboard.
- 4 USB 3.0 port.
- 1 GbE LAN port.
- HDMI output.
|CPU||Amlogic S905X3 Quad-Core Cortex-A55 (2.0xxGHz)|
|GPU||Mali-G31 MP2 GPU with 4 x Execution Engines (650Mhz)|
|Memory||4 GB LPDDR4|
|Storage||MicroSD slot with support for up to 256GB expansion and 16G eMMC flash with support for up to 64GB|
|Network||10/100/1000 Mbit/s Ethernet|
|Video Output(s)||1 x HDMI 2.0 (up to 4K@60Hz with HDR, CEC, EDID)|
|Audio Output(s)||3.5mm jack and 1 x HDMI digital output|
|USB ports||USB 3.0 PORT (x4)|
|GPIO||40 Pin Header : GPIO (x28) and Power (+5V, +3.3V and GND). GPIO pins can be used for UART, I2C, SPI or PWM|
|Switches||Reset, Power and U-boot|
|LED||Power Status and Activity status|
|Power Source||5 volt @3A via Micro USB (TYPE C)|
|Size & Weight||92x60mm, 48g|
|OS||Android and Linux|
Banana PI M5 vs. Raspberry Pi 4
According to the SinoVoip company, the price tag of the Banana Pi M5 is expected to be around $50 (excluding shipping fee). We think Its defiantly a board worth checking out. For more information, you are welcome to check the Banana Pi official AliExpress store Here.