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Banana Pi M5: $50 Raspberry Pi 4 rival Powerd by Amlogic S905X3

Banana Pi BP M5 SBC
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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.

You may also want to read about the latest Banana Pi BPI-EAI80 Board

  • Banana Pi M5 1
    Banana Pi M5 SBC | PIC of 1 of 4

Key Features/specs

  • 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.

Hardware Interfaces

Banana Pi BPI M5 interface

Hardware Specification

CPUAmlogic S905X3 Quad-Core Cortex-A55 (2.0xxGHz)
GPUMali-G31 MP2 GPU with 4 x Execution Engines (650Mhz)
Memory4 GB LPDDR4
StorageMicroSD slot with support for up to 256GB expansion and 16G eMMC flash with support for up to 64GB
Network10/100/1000 Mbit/s Ethernet
Video Output(s)1 x HDMI 2.0 (up to [email protected] with HDR, CEC, EDID)
Audio Output(s)3.5mm jack and 1 x HDMI digital output
USB portsUSB 3.0 PORT (x4)
GPIO40 Pin Header : GPIO (x28) and Power (+5V, +3.3V and GND). GPIO pins can be used for UART, I2C, SPI or PWM
SwitchesReset, Power and U-boot
LEDPower Status and Activity status
Power Source5 volt @3A via Micro USB (TYPE C)
Size & Weight92x60mm, 48g
OSAndroid and Linux

Banana PI M5 vs. Raspberry Pi 4

Banana M5 vs Raspberry Pi 4
Banana M5 vs Raspberry Pi 4

Price

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.

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