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rhkean@gmail.com wrote:The Raspberry Pi 3B release:
https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-3-on-sale

The PINE A64's are supposed to start shipping
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pi ... per-comput

the the ODroid C2 is released:
http://www.hardkernel.com/main/products ... 5457216438
(in the US)
http://ameridroid.com/products/odroid-c2
Yep its a mad week alright, and an expensive one lol.

I've ordered the Pine64 and RPiv3 :D . C2 will have to wait, cant afford it at the moment. :cry:

For those in europe who dont want to pay the C2 postage from Korea: http://www.odroid.co.uk/hardkernel-odroid-c2-board

My RPiv3 will arrive today. So shouldn't be too long before its fully supported in DietPi, does mean I'am going to be very busy until its done :)
https://github.com/Fourdee/DietPi/issues/216
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Without a doubt. The C1 even beats the RPi v3 in terms of performance.

The main issue with all RPi's is the USB2 bus. Network goes through it and you can sense the whole system is competing for USB2 bandwidth. Not to mention the added USB2 latency. The RPi v3 is still limited to 17.5mb/s read/write to the SD card.
Even today the C1 feels like a rocket when compared to RPi v3.

I must admit, the RPi v3 core_freq of 400mhz has made a huge difference, when compared to the RPi v2 (250mhz). But its still years behind the Odroid C1, let alone the C2.
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Fourdee wrote:Without a doubt. The C1 even beats the RPi v3 in terms of performance.

The main issue with all RPi's is the USB2 bus. Network goes through it and you can sense the whole system is competing for USB2 bandwidth. Not to mention the added USB2 latency. The RPi v3 is still limited to 17.5mb/s read/write to the SD card.
Even today the C1 feels like a rocket when compared to RPi v3.
that's what I was afraid of.

I was considering an RPi3, but I think I'll hold off. I'm beginning to think that the only thing the Pi has going for it is its legacy... Unfortunately, I believe THAT is also what's holding it back from advancement.
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rhkean@gmail.com wrote:I'm beginning to think that the only thing the Pi has going for it is its legacy... Unfortunately, I believe THAT is also what's holding it back from advancement.
I couldn't of said it any better.
Your spot on. The RPi development seems to be stuck in the past, possibly due to a Broadcom contract commitment. Either way, they are relying on its popularity at the moment. I hope people can see this and help Odroid get more noticed, their boards are years ahead.

I've ordered my Odroid C2, should be here in a few days. If the C1 (my fav board of all time) is anything to go by, this will be the flagship allround SBC on the market. Maybe RPi will take notice and step up their development.
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Still waiting on my PINE A64.... :'(
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rhkean@gmail.com wrote:Still waiting on my PINE A64.... :'(
Hehe, yep i know the feeling. Although by the time it arrives, I really cant see it being any better than the RPi 3.
Either way, always nice to get a new board (misses calls them 'toys' lol) :)
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My wife calls them, "<eyeroll>... what is that one for again?" ROFL

I ordered the 2GB version + the WiFi module, so it ends up being about $40...

At that point, its advantages over the Pi3 are:
2GB vs. 1GB of RAM
less proprietary CPU
Gigabit ethernet
4K HDMI
Euler Bus
LiPO battery port
Ability to run Android

Most of which, I'll never use... the 2GB of RAM and Gigabit ethernet are worth the $5, though, so I doubt I'll be disappointed to have it... it was a good option at the time, given the Feb. promise date and the lack of Pi3 knowledge.

HIndsight being 20/20, though.... Pi3 vs C2 vs Pine64... I'm pretty sure that I'd take the Odroid-C2 every time.
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rhkean@gmail.com wrote:My wife calls them, "<eyeroll>... what is that one for again?" ROFL
Lol. Most of mine are used for DietPi testing. I only have the XU4 in use fulltime as a PiHole and backup server.

I ordered the 2GB version + the WiFi module, so it ends up being about $40...
I tried to order the upgraded version, but the delay was another few months i think. Couldn't wait that long lol
The Gigabit network will come in handy for server/NAS usage.
HIndsight being 20/20, though.... Pi3 vs C2 vs Pine64... I'm pretty sure that I'd take the Odroid-C2 every time.
Yep, the Odroid C2 is in a class of its own. Quite possibly the best (performance/features/technology) all round SBC at the moment. Its my favourite.
Kind of feels like RPi, Pine and everyone else is playing catchup, a few years behind Odroid.
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