Banana Pi has revealed a new board in its BPI-R2 Pro class. In the style of the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 the new board requires a carrier board to crack out all of the ports on give. The compute module comes with a effective 8-core processor, up to 8GB of RAM and 32GB eMMC, while the provider board involves some interesting breakout selections.
At the main of the Banana Pi board is a Rockchip RK3588 SoC. This delivers together 4 Arm Cortex-A76 cores at up to 2.6 GHz with 4 Cortex-A55 cores at 1.8 GHz in Arm’s new DynamIQ configuration – basically major.Little in a solitary completely integrated cluster. It uses an 8nm approach.
The board is accompanied by an Arm Mali-G610 MP4 Odin GPU with assistance for OpenGLES 1.1, 2., and 3.2, OpenCL up to 2.2, and Vulkan1.2. You will find a 2D graphics motor supporting resolutions up to 8K way too, with four separate shows catered for (1 of which can be 8K 30FPS), and up to 8GB of RAM, while the SoC supports up to 32GB. Developed-in storage is catered for by up to 128GB of eMMC flash. It presents 8K 30fps movie encoding in the H.265, VP9, AVS2 and (at 30fps) H.264 codecs.
This main board will take a SODIMM-like kind aspect, comparable to Raspberry Pi Computer Modules just before the current 4th gen but seeking marginally taller. This usually means it has an properly golden edge connector that slots neatly into its provider board need to you need to have to break out ports.
That carrier board is a monster, with ports together each and every edge. It appears to be like to be about 4 times the space of the compute board, however no formal measurements have been presented. You get a few HDMIs (the GPU supports model 2.1), two gigabit Ethernet, two SATA, a few USB Form-A (two 2. and just one 3) just one USB Style-C, micro SD, 3.5mm headphones, ribbon connectors, and what seems extremely like a PCIe 3. x4 micro slot. The PCIe slot would seem to breakout horizontally, an uncomfortable angle if you are intending to residence the board in a case. Software package options include Android and Linux.
The powerful board is at the hardware sample phase, so ideally we’ll see it offered from the Banana Pi store afterwards this 12 months.