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! System
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! Board
! Processor
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! [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System_on_a_chip System on Chip]
 
! CPU Cores
 
! CPU Cores
 
! GPU Cores
 
! GPU Cores
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! 3D API
 
! 3D API
 
! Video API
 
! Video API
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! Notes
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! [http://www.raspberrypi.org/raspberry-pi-2-on-sale/ Raspberry PI 2 Model B]
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[[Raspberry Pi]]
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! Broadcom BCM2836
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! Cortex-A7 Quad core
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! [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VideoCore Videocore 4]
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! 1 GiB
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! [http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/ Snappy Core alpha-02] available
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! OpenGL ES 2.0
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! OpenMAX
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! working HDMI-CEC
 
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! [http://www.raspberrypi.org/ Raspberry PI Model B]
 
! [http://www.raspberrypi.org/ Raspberry PI Model B]
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[[Raspberry Pi]]
 
! Broadcom BCM2835
 
! Broadcom BCM2835
 
! ARM1176JZFS 700MHz
 
! ARM1176JZFS 700MHz
 
! [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VideoCore Videocore 4]
 
! [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VideoCore Videocore 4]
! 512MB
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! 512 MiB
 
! no
 
! no
 
! OpenGL ES 2.0
 
! OpenGL ES 2.0
 
! OpenMAX
 
! OpenMAX
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! working HDMI-CEC
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! [http://minix.com.hk/en/products/neo-x5-mini MiniX NEO X5]
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! Rockchip RK3066
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! Cortex-A9 Dual core
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! Mali 400 Quad core
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! 1 GiB DDR3
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! [http://ubuntu.g8.net/index.php/downloads 12.10 images] available
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!
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! Also has a VPU [https://code.google.com/p/rk3066-linux/issues/detail?id=1 but it appears it is not yet supported]
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!
 
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! [http://www.wandboard.org/ Wandboard Quad]
 
! [http://www.wandboard.org/ Wandboard Quad]
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! Cortex-A9 Quad core
 
! Cortex-A9 Quad core
 
! Vivante GC2000 videocore
 
! Vivante GC2000 videocore
! 2 GB DDR3
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! 2 GiB DDR3
! 11.10 images available
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! [http://wandboard.org/index.php/downloads 14.04 LTS images] available
 
!  
 
!  
 
! [http://boundarydevices.com/freescale-gstreamer-plugins/ Freescale's own with sample code available]
 
! [http://boundarydevices.com/freescale-gstreamer-plugins/ Freescale's own with sample code available]
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! [http://forums.wandboard.org/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=456 HDMI-CEC] (routing was fixed on dual and quad only!)
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! [http://www.hardkernel.com/main/products/prdt_info.php ODROID-C1+]
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! [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amlogic#Media_player_SoCs_.28S8_family.29 Amlogic S805]
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! Cortex-A5 Quad core 1.5 GHz
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! Mali 450 MP2
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! 1 GiB
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! [http://odroid.com/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=en:c1_release_linux_ubuntu Ubuntu 14.04]
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! OpenGL ES 2.0
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! [http://forum.odroid.com/viewtopic.php?p=71138#p71138 custom AMLogic API with sample code in Kodi] ([http://forum.odroid.com/viewtopic.php?p=69149#p69149 with H.264/H.265 support at 1080p60!])
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! Infrared(IR) Receiver with dedicated remote, [http://forum.odroid.com/viewtopic.php?p=71994#p71994 HDMI-CEC fixed in the C1+]
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! [http://www.bananapi.org/p/product.html Banana Pi M1(+)]
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! [http://linux-sunxi.org/A20 Allwinner A20]
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! Cortex-A7 Dual-core
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! Mali 400 MP2
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! 1 GiB
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! [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_Pi unknown Lubuntu release with unknown hardware support]
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! OpenGL ES 2.0
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! [http://linux-sunxi.org/Kodi unknown to non-existent], [http://linux-sunxi.org/Cedrus#Current_status open-source VDPAU proof of concept] ([http://www.vdr-portal.de/board18-vdr-hardware/board98-arm-co/124190-sunxi-vdpau-wip-ehemals-interlaced-branch/ working well according to german VDR community])
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! GBit networking and SATA 2.0 to [https://forum.mythtv.org/viewtopic.php?p=4349#p4349 make it a backend], also IR receiver and [http://www.vdr-portal.de/board18-vdr-hardware/board98-arm-co/127636-libcec-kompatibler-treiber-f%C3%BCr-sunxi-chipsatz-cubieboard-cubietruck-bananapi-usw/ HDMI-CEC with libcec (german)]
 
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See alse [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_single-board_computers Wikipedia's comparison of single board computers].
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See also [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_single-board_computers Wikipedia's comparison of single board computers].
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Latest revision as of 11:58, 28 January 2016

There are lots of nice little ARM systems for small money on offer. To run mythfrontend you need memory (keep in mind that the memory is shared between CPU and GPU!) and a fast CPU or supported GPU video decoding API.

Board System on Chip CPU Cores GPU Cores Memory Ubuntu 3D API Video API Notes
Raspberry PI 2 Model B

Raspberry Pi

Broadcom BCM2836 Cortex-A7 Quad core Videocore 4 1 GiB Snappy Core alpha-02 available OpenGL ES 2.0 OpenMAX working HDMI-CEC
Raspberry PI Model B

Raspberry Pi

Broadcom BCM2835 ARM1176JZFS 700MHz Videocore 4 512 MiB no OpenGL ES 2.0 OpenMAX working HDMI-CEC
MiniX NEO X5 Rockchip RK3066 Cortex-A9 Dual core Mali 400 Quad core 1 GiB DDR3 12.10 images available Also has a VPU but it appears it is not yet supported
Wandboard Quad Freescale i.MX6 Quad Cortex-A9 Quad core Vivante GC2000 videocore 2 GiB DDR3 14.04 LTS images available Freescale's own with sample code available HDMI-CEC (routing was fixed on dual and quad only!)
ODROID-C1+ Amlogic S805 Cortex-A5 Quad core 1.5 GHz Mali 450 MP2 1 GiB Ubuntu 14.04 OpenGL ES 2.0 custom AMLogic API with sample code in Kodi (with H.264/H.265 support at 1080p60!) Infrared(IR) Receiver with dedicated remote, HDMI-CEC fixed in the C1+
Banana Pi M1(+) Allwinner A20 Cortex-A7 Dual-core Mali 400 MP2 1 GiB unknown Lubuntu release with unknown hardware support OpenGL ES 2.0 unknown to non-existent, open-source VDPAU proof of concept (working well according to german VDR community) GBit networking and SATA 2.0 to make it a backend, also IR receiver and HDMI-CEC with libcec (german)

See also Wikipedia's comparison of single board computers.