Raspberry Pi Alternatives: 17 Best Single Board Computers in 2020

Speaking of Single Board Computers (SBCs), I’m sure you’re no stranger to the insanely popular Raspberry Pi, such as the Raspberry Pi 4. Though Raspberry Pi is still prevalent and popular as ever, the demand for much stronger, compact and pocket-friendly SBCs are on the rise.

Raspberry Pi Alternatives: 16 Best Single Board Computers in 2020

A report conducted on 2020’s ‘Global Single Board Computer (SBC) Market‘ has shown relatively optimistic growth even with the slowdown in world economic growth. Analysts also believed that the market size will be further expanded. And by 2024, The market size of the Single Board Computer (SBC) will reach 2260.0 million $. The SBC market is also heading towards AI as well as IoT.

Therefore, this list has compiled some of the best Linux SBCs with features that are similar or even exceed what a Raspberry Pi could do! We have categorized them into 3 portions: Raspberry Pi Alternatives, Popular Linux SBCs, latest releases as well as other Linux SBCs for other uses.

With that being said, let’s just dive right into some of the best Raspberry Pi alternatives/ Linux SBCs! We’re sure you’ll definitely find one that satisfies your needs!


Latest Releases

Most Versatile SBC: NVIDIA® Jetson Nano™ 2GB Developer Kit ($59.00)

The newest NVIDIA® Jetson Nano™ 2GB Developer Kit is just too good to not recommend it! If you’re interested in the Jetson range but don’t require the beefy NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier™ NX Developer Kit, then this is perfect for you! It is also pretty similar to the Jetson Nano 4GB. Thus, this SBC provides you with the same Jetson experience but at a much lower price tag, which makes it perfect for educators and students.

Features:

  • Compact in size
  • GPU 128-core Maxwell™ GPU
  • CPU Quad-core ARM A57 @1.43 GHz
  • Memory 2 GB 64-bit LPDDR4 | 25.6 GB/s
  • Rich I/O Peripherals to further expand AI projects
  • Enables development of AI applications using NVIDIA JetPack™ SDK
  • Large heatsink for better heat dissipation

Pros & Cons:

  • Easy to use, low-learning curve
  • Affordable, great for AI and robotics beginners
  • Tons of documentation and guides
  • Limited compatible Oses

Processing capability comparison:

SBCProcessorGPUMemoryPrice
NVIDIA® Jetson Nano™ 2GB Developer Kit 128-core NVIDIA Maxwell™ GPUQuad-core ARM A57 @ 1.43 GHz 2 GB 64-bit LPDDR4 | 25.6 GB/s$59
Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Broadcom BCM2711Broadcom VideoCore VI64-bit dual-channel LPDDR4@3200Mb/s:2GB$35

Rock Pi X B4E32 ($75.00)

Rock Pi X B4E32 SBC

The redesigned Rock Pi X B4E32 is Windows 10 capable but you’ll be required to have at least 32 GB of storage. This is also Radxa’s first ever Intel-based SBC, the Intel Cherry Trail Atom x5-Z8350 64-bit quad-core processor. Moreover, it is in a compact sized Raspberry Pi form factor as well!

Features:

  • Intel Cherry Trail Z8350 quad-core processor
  • 64-bit dual-channel 4GB 1866Mb/s LPDDR3 RAM
  • 32GB eMMC storage
  • up to 4K@30 HDMI
  • Rich I/O peripherals for better connectivity
  • 40-Pin expansion header for project expandability
  • 802.11 ac Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.2
  • USB PD 2.0 and QC 3.0 powering

Pros & Cons:

  • 32 GB Windows 10 Capable
  • Cost effective, great for IoT usage
  • Great documentation
  • Redesgined version has removed the MIPI DSI/eDP display port and MIPI CSI camera interface.

Processing capability comparison:

SBCProcessorGPUMemoryPrice
Rock Pi X B4E32 Intel Cherry Trail Z8350 quad-core Quad-core processor @ 1.44 GHz / 1.84 GHz (Turbo)64bit dual-channel 4GB LPDDR3@1866Mb/s$75
Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Broadcom BCM2711Broadcom VideoCore VI64-bit dual-channel LPDDR4@3200Mb/s:4GB$55

Rock Pi E D4W1P ($24.00)

Another Rock Pi SBC! The Rock Pi E series are small-sized and equipped with powerful RK3328 SoC 64-bit and Quad-core Cortex-A53, thus making it suitable for IoT applications. They also offer Rock Pi E D4W1, D8W2 and D8W2P as well. It is generally a really great option if you’re looking for an affordable SBC for network applications uses!

Features:

  • Small size (56x65mm)
  • Dual Ethernet connectors suitable for advanced network applications
  • Powerful RK3328 SoC with 64-bit Quad-core Cortex-A53
  • Supports additional PoE HATs to power through the Ethernet connector
  • Rich I/O peripherals for better connectivity
  • Supports eMMC modules for high-performance storage

Pros & Cons:

  • Petite, perfect for headless applications ( such as homemade router)
  • Affordable
  • Limited applications
  • Lack of community, despite great documentation

Processing capability comparison:

SBCProcessorGPUMemoryPrice
Rock Pi E D4W1P Quad Cortex-A53 ARM 64-bit Rockchip RK3328512MB DDR3$24
Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Broadcom BCM2711Broadcom VideoCore VI64-bit dual-channel LPDDR4@3200Mb/s:2GB$35

Raspberry Pi Alternatives

Due to the popularity of Raspberry Pi, there’re a lot of SBCs that are modeled or even named after it. Let’s look at some of their similarities and differences:

Best Raspberry Pi Alternative: Rock Pi 4 Model C ($59.00)

Rock Pi 4 Model C

Features:

  • Powerful Rockchip RK3399 64-bit Hexa-core processor for better multithread application performance
  • Better IO performance with multiple storage options
  • GbE LAN to work without latency under heavy load
  • Mali T860MP4 Quad-core GPU for AI capabilities
  • Faster wireless connectivity with 2.4/5GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0
  • Dual Display output with mirror or extended modes
  • Colour-coded 40-pin GPIO header to interface with a range of sensors

Pros & Cons:

  • Targeted at gaming applications, as it supports multiple displays
  • Great for Robotics and Computer Vision application
  • Similar form factor as Raspi 4
  • Slightly pricier than Raspi 4
  • Lack of community

Processing capability comparison:

SBCProcessorGPUMemoryPrice
Rock Pi 4 Model C Rockchip RK3399Mali T860MP464bit dual-channel 4GB LPDDR4@3200Mb/s $59
Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Broadcom BCM2711Broadcom VideoCore VI64-bit dual-channel LPDDR4@3200Mb/s:4GB$55

Rock Pi S ($23.99)

ROCK PI S – Mini Computer with Rockchip RK3308 – 512MB RAM/1GB NAND Flash

Features:

  • Rockchip RK3308 Quad A35 64bit processor with built-in VAD
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 26 pin voice/audio header includes I2C, PCM, TDM, PDM, SPDIF, and HDMI ARC
  • Support 802.11 b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0
  • USB 2.0 OTG(type-C) + USB 2.0 HOST(type-A)
  • Debian and Buildroot successfully tested

Pros & Cons:

  • Don’t require external micro-USB to USB-A adapter, so it may end up to be more cost effective than Raspi Zero
  • Strong processor that would run better than a Raspi Zero
  • Differerent form-factor than Raspi Zero
  • Audio only, no HDMI
  • Lack of community as compared to Raspi

Processing capability comparison:

SBCProcessorGPUMemoryPrice
Rock Pi S Rockchip RK3308 Quad A35 64bit Mali-T860MP4512 MB RAM$23.99
Raspberry Pi 4 Model BBroadcom BCM2711Broadcom VideoCore VI64-bit dual-channel LPDDR4@3200Mb/s:2GB$35

Banana Pi M64 ($59.00)

Ref: Banana Pi

Features:

  • Allwinner A64 1.2 Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex A53 64-Bit Processor.
  • Mali-400 MP2 GPU, 2GB RAM and 8GB eMMC
  • WiFi (AP6212) & Bluetooth
  • 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet
  • MIPI LCD interface
  • Camera interface

Pros & Cons:

  • Runs many Oses
  • Not as user-friendly when compared to Raspi 4
  • Different form factor as compared to Raspi 4
  • Pricier than Raspi 4
  • Lack of support

Processing capability comparison:

SBCProcessorGPUMemoryPrice
Banana Pi M64Allwinner A64 (4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.2GHz)Mali-400 MP22GB DDR3 RAM; 8GB to 64GB eMMC$59
Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Broadcom BCM2711Broadcom VideoCore VI64-bit dual-channel LPDDR4@3200Mb/s:2GB$35

Orange Pi 4B ($67.00)

Ref: Orange Pi

Features:

  • Able to run Android 8.1, Ubuntu 18 or Debian 9.
  • six-core 2GHz Rockchip RK3399, Mali-T864 graphics processor.
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM plus 16GB eMMC.
  • Neural-networking co-processor (NPU), ideal for AI applications.
  • 40-pin connector, three USB host ports, a gigabit ethernet port, and WiFi.

Pros & Cons:

  • Built-in AI
  • High performing NPU co-processor
  • Limited USB ports
  • Though pricier than Raspi 4, it’s reasonably priced
  • Software stability is an issue
  • Suitable for AI application

Processing capability comparison:

SBCProcessorGPUMemoryPrice
Orange Pi 4BRockchip RK3399 (4x Cortex-A72 / 2x Cortex A53 @ 2GHz)Mali T8644GB DDR3 RAM; 16GB eMMC$67
Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Broadcom BCM2711Broadcom VideoCore VI64-bit dual-channel LPDDR4@3200Mb/s:4GB$35

Popular Linux SBCs

Best Performing SBC: NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier™ NX Developer Kit ($399.00)

Xavier™ NX

NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier™ NX Developer Kit is capable of accomplishing many things! This puppy includes a power-efficient, compact Jetson Xavier NX module for AI edge devices. Benefitting from the new cloud-native support, it accelerates the NVIDIA software stack with as little as 10W to provide you with more than 10 times the performance than the Jetson TX2!

Features:

  • Compact size Jetson Xavier NX module powerful enough for advanced AI applications with low power consumption.
  • Rich I/O Peripherals to further expand AI projects.
  • Supports Entire NVIDIA Software Stack for application development and optimization.
  • Onboard Fan to provide better heat dissipation.
  • Continuous updates over the lifetime of the product.
  • More than 10X the performance of Jetson TX2.
  • Flexible and scalable platform to get to market with reduced development costs.
  • Enables development of AI applications using NVIDIA JetPack™ SDK.
  • Easy to build, deploy, and manage AI at the edge.

Pros & Cons:

  • Perfect option for AI and Machine learning applications
  • Beginner friendly, provides great support and guides
  • Runs limited OS
  • Pricy

Processing capability comparison:

SBCProcessorGPUMemoryPrice
NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier™ NX Developer Kit 6-core NVIDIA Carmel ARM®v8.2 64-bit CPU 6 MB L2 + 4 MB L3NVIDIA Volta architecture with 384 NVIDIA CUDA® cores and 48 Tensor cores8 GB 128-bit LPDDR4x @ 51.2GB/s$399
Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Broadcom BCM2711Broadcom VideoCore VI64-bit dual-channel LPDDR4@3200Mb/s:8GB$75

Cheapest SBC: Raspberry Pi Zero ($5)/Zero W ($10)

Yes, even though it’s Raspberry Pi but you can’t deny that Raspberry Pi Zero and Zero W are really cheap and truly the perfect SBCs to start experimenting with!

Features for Raspberry Pi Zero:

  • 512MB RAM
  • Broadcom BCM28351GHz, single-core CPU
  • HAT-compatible 40-pin header
  • Mini HDMI and USB On-The-Go ports
  • Composite video and reset headers
  • CSI camera connector

Features for Raspberry Pi Zero W (Same as Zero but also includes):

  • 802.11 b/g/n wireless LAN
  • Bluetooth 4.1, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)

Pros & Cons:

  • Perfect for beginners
  • Cheapest Pi you can obtain
  • Great for small projects
  • Smaller form factor than Raspi 4

Processing capability comparison:

SBCProcessorGPUMemoryPrice
Raspberry Pi Zero Broadcom BCM28351GHz, single-core CPUVideoCore IV dual-core 512MB SDRAM$5
Raspberry Pi Zero W Broadcom BCM28351GHz, single-core CPUVideoCore IV dual-core512MB SDRAM$10
Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Broadcom BCM2711Broadcom VideoCore VI64-bit dual-channel LPDDR4@3200Mb/s:2GB$35

Most Powerful SBC: ODYSSEY – X86J4105864 ($258.00)

ODYSSEY – X86J4105864 Win10 Enterprise Activated Mini PC

ODYSSEY – X86J4105864 is an SBC that’s capable of running Windows 10, which makes it the perfect option if you need a speedy SBC! Powered by an Intel Celeron J4105, its quad-core CPU is clocked at 1.5GHz with a 2.5GHz burst, this SBC allows you to build Edge Computing applications with ease!. Moreover, it includes all the powerful features a mini PC has and with Arduino Co-processor onboard as well!

Features:

  • Intel® Celeron® J4105, Quad-Core 1.5-2.5GHZ
  • Integrated Arduino Coprocessor ATSAMD21 ARM® Cortex®-M0+
  • Intel® UHD Graphics 600
  • Dual-Band Frequency 2.5GHz/5GHz WiFi
  • Raspberry Pi 40-Pin Compatible
  • Support Windows 10 & Linux OS

Pros & Cons:

  • Powerful enough to support all your needs – Combines several systems in one
  • Great for IoT applications
  • Arduino compatible, supports Windows 10 and 4K
  • No pre-installed storage – But there’s a SATA III connector, a microSD card slot and two M.2 ports.
  • Pricy

Processing capability comparison:

SBCProcessorGPUMemoryPrice
ODYSSEY – X86J4105864 Intel Celeron J4105 @ @ 1.5–2.5GHzIntel UHD Graphics 600 @ 250–750MHz64GB eMMC$258
Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Broadcom BCM2711Broadcom VideoCore VI64-bit dual-channel LPDDR4@3200Mb/s:8GB$75

Most Compact SBC: PocketBeagle ($25.00)

PocketBeagle is one of the most compact SBCs you could find on the market. With its tiny size of 56 x 35 mm, it is comparable to a Raspberry Pi Zero! Though they are pretty similar in terms of specs, PocketBeagle has a USB key-fob which allows you to plug it in your laptop easily.

Features:

  • Octavo Systems OSD3358-SM
  • 512MB DDR3 RAM, 1-GHz ARM Cortex-A8 CPU
  • 2x 200-MHz PRUs
  • ARM Cortex-M3, 3D accelerator
  • 72 expansion pin headers with power and battery I/Os
  • high-speed USB, 8 analog inputs, 44 digital I/Os and numerous digital interface peripherals
  • micro USB host/client and microSD connectors

Pros & Cons:

  • Affordable
  • Light and compact, perfect for small projects
  • Able to use as controllers (gaming system, remote controls)
  • Great option for beginners who want to learn Linux
  • Limited RAM, runs apps slowly

Processing capability comparison:

SBCProcessorGPUMemoryPrice
PocketBeagle Octavo Systems OSD335x SiP with TI Sitara AM3358 (1x Cortex-A8 @ 1GHz)PowerVR SGX530512MB RAM$25
Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Broadcom BCM2711Broadcom VideoCore VI64-bit dual-channel LPDDR4@3200Mb/s:2GB$35

Most Cost-Effective SBC: Rock Pi N10 (Model C) Series ($99.00 ~ $169.00)

Rock Pi N10 Model C

What makes the Rock Pi N10 series so special is its Rockchip RK3399Pro CPU which includes onboard neural processing uni (NPU) that is perfect for AI applications. It also comes in 3 Models: Model A 4GB, Model B 6GB, Model C 8GB. Moreover, there are microSD card slot, M.2 SSD connector and a variety of operating systems for only $99 (Model A).

Features:

  • RK3399 PRO SoC which includes 6-Core CPU, GPU, and NPU.
  • Support the Debian software system and Android 8.1.
  • 8GB Dual-channel LPDDR3, 64GB eMMC 5.1, μSD card slot(up to 128 G)and M.2 SSD connector (up to 2T).
  • Equipped with NPU that has the power of computing up to 3.0 TOPS especially for AI and deep learning processing.

Pros & Cons:

  • Pretty similar to Orange pi in terms of specs
  • Suitable for AI and Deep learning due to its 3-TOPS NPU co-processor and powerful CPU
  • Versatile interface
  • Pricier than Raspi, but reasonable based on the specs

Processing capability comparison:

SBCProcessorGPUMemoryPrice
Rock Pi N10 (Model C) SeriesRK3399Pro dual Cortex-A72, frequency 1.8GHz with quad Cortex-A53, frequency 1.4GHzMali T860MP4 4/6/8GB LPDDR$99 ~ $169
Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Broadcom BCM2711Broadcom VideoCore VI64-bit dual-channel LPDDR4@3200Mb/s:2GB/4GB/8GB$35 ~ $75

Khadas VIM3 ($99.99)

Khadas VIM3 Basic SBC – A311D SoC with 5 TOPS NPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB eMMC, Dual Display, Dual Camera, SSD via m.2, Wi-Fi/ Bluetooth 5.0

Looking for a strong SBC that is meant for advanced AI applications but not above $100? Khadas VIM3 would fit the description! It is not only compact but has 5.0 NPU TOPS NPU for advanced neural network applications, which makes it perfect for deep learning!

Features:

  • Powerful Amlogic A311D hexa-core SoC with a 12nm process to maximize performance, thermals, and electrical efficiency
  • HDMI at 4K and MIPI-DSI at 1080P for adding dual independent displays, with TP connector for multi-touch inputs
  • Next-generation, NPU at 5.0 TOPS for advanced AI applications with support for deep learning models such as TensorFlow, Caffe and Darknet
  • Dual camera support via the 4 lanes MIPI-CSI, up to 8MP ISP, with 30-pin 0.5mm pitch FPC connector
  • 3-axis digital accelerometer for display rotation detection
  • Switchable PCIe and USB 3.0 interface via software

Pros & Cons:

  • Suitable for AI and deep learning applications – 5.0 TOPS NPU
  • Best single core and multi-core performance for ARM SBC
  • Some WiFi issues with USB3
  • Slow on-board SD-card reader

Processing capability comparison:

SBCProcessorGPUMemoryPrice
Khadas VIM3 Amlogic A311D 2.2GHz Quad core ARM Cortex-A73 1.8GHz dual core Cortex-A53 CPU, ARM G52 MP4 GPU 2/4 (Pro)GB RAM$99.99 ~$139.99
Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Broadcom BCM2711Broadcom VideoCore VI64-bit dual-channel LPDDR4@3200Mb/s:2GB/4GB$35 ~55

Linux SBCs for other uses

Best SBC for Android: Odroid N2+ ($79.00)

Ref: Hardkernel

Though Ordroid N2+ may not be the cheapest and you could easily buy 2 Raspberry Pi 4 with this price, it certainly outperforms the infamous Raspberry Pi 4. Moreover, this upgraded version of N2 has a 33% increase in clock frequency than its precedent. Thus, making this a popular choice for running Android games.

Features:

  • Revision from previous Odroid N2
  • Amlogic S922X Processor (12nm) / Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A73 CPU cluster + Dual Core Cortex-A53 cluster
  • Maximum CPU clock of Quad-core Cortex-A73 is increased to 2.4Ghz from 1.8Ghz.
  • Compatible with Linux, Android, and more
  • HDMI 2.1 up to 4K @60Hz with HDR and CEC
  • 2GB or 4GB DDR4 (1320MHz, 2640MT/s) 32-bit RAM

Pros & Cons:

  • Compatible with a lot of OSes
  • Reasonably priced
  • Great Linux compatibility, performance and passive cooling
  • Same Amlogic S922X Processor like Khadas VIM3, but it is comparably weaker

Processing capability comparison:

SBCProcessorGPUMemoryPrice
Odroid N2+Quad-core Cortex-A73(up to 2.4Ghz) and Dual-core Cortex-A53 (up to 2Ghz)Mali-G52 DDR4 4GB or 2GB with 32-bit bus width$79
Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Broadcom BCM2711Broadcom VideoCore VI64-bit dual-channel LPDDR4@3200Mb/s:2GB/4GB$35 ~55

Best SBC for A.I. / Machine Learning: Coral Dev Board ($129.99)

The Coral Dev Board is not only great for AI, but it is also great for machine learning as well! One thing cool about this SBC is its removable system-on-module (SOM) that contains eMMC, SOC, wireless radios, and Google’s Edge TPU. Though it comes at a steep price tag, it runs the TensorFlow Lite neural network with ease.

Features:

  • Removable system-on-module (SOM) that contains eMMC, SOC, wireless radios, and Google’s Edge TPU.
  • Edge TPU coprocessor: High-performance ML inferencing with a low power cost.
  • MicroSD card slots
  • Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • 40-pin GPIO expansion headers
  • Supports Debian Linux

Pros & Cons:

  • Edge TPU Module – Deliver high-performance machine learning interpretation
  • Specially for fast prototyping of machine learning hardware
  • Supports complex data processing
  • Pricy, but it’s a reasonable price tag
  • Lacks desktop OS

Processing capability comparison:

SBCProcessorGPUMemoryPrice
Coral Dev Board NXP i.MX 8M SOC (quad Cortex-A53, Cortex-M4F)Integrated GC7000 Lite Graphics1GB LPDDR4$129.99
Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Broadcom BCM2711Broadcom VideoCore VI64-bit dual-channel LPDDR4@3200Mb/s:1GB$35

Best SBC for Gaming: RockPro64 ($70)

Ref: Pine64

The RockPro64 is the most powerful SBC released by Pine64 and it is reasonably priced as well, judging by how much it offers! Powered by an RK3399 with dual ARM Cortex-A72 CPU cores and quad Cortex-A53 cores alongside a Mali-T860MP4 GPU, this puppy is compact and suitable for gaming and maker projects.

Features:

  • Rockchip RK3399 Hexa-Core (dual ARM Cortex A72 and quad ARM Cortex A53) 64-Bit Processor and MALI T-860MP4 Quad-Core GPU.
  • 2GB or 4GB LPDDR4 RAM
  • MIPI DSI interface, eDP and Touch Panel interfaces, stereo MIPI CSI interface.
  • 2GB or 4GB LPDDR4 RAM
  • 1 x USB 3.0Type-C Host with DisplayPort 1.2, 1 x USB 3.0 type A host, 2 x USB 2.0 Host
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • PCIe x4 open-ended slot
  • eMMCmodule and microSD card slot

Pros & Cons:

  • Support tons of OSes
  • Excellent performance in retro gaming and video streaming
  • OSes are buggy
  • Lacks wireless and bluetooth
  • Average pricing

Processing capability comparison:

SBCProcessorGPUMemoryPrice
RockPro64Rockchip RK3399 Hexa-Core (dual ARM Cortex A72 and quad ARM Cortex A53) MALI T-860MP4 Quad-Core 2GB or 4GB LPDDR4$70
Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Broadcom BCM2711Broadcom VideoCore VI64-bit dual-channel LPDDR4@3200Mb/s:2GB/4GB$35 ~55

LattePanda Delta 432 ($188 without a license)

LattePanda’s Delta Edition uses Intel 8th generation Celeron N4100 processor and that makes it perfect for robotics, IoT and AI! Moreover, it is the world’s 1st hackable computer that’s synthesized with Windows 10 pro.

Features:

  • Rebuild how to code efficiently with Multiple OS
  • Solid Spec and extreme design
  • Ultra-thin Design, minimizing space occupation
  • Dual OS support – Windows / Linux
  • Up to 42 Extendable interfaces bring rich playabilities
  • Ultimate networking on Cloud and Things

Pros & Cons:

  • Cost effective
  • Perfect option for robotics controller, IoT and AI
  • Great Linux compatibility, with dual OS support (Linux and Windows)
  • Slow connection

Processing capability comparison:

SBCProcessorGPUMemoryPrice
LattePanda Delta 432 Intel 8th Gen Celeron Processor N4100Intel UHD Graphics 600, 200-700MHz32GB eMMC V5.0l$188
Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Broadcom BCM2711Broadcom VideoCore VI64-bit dual-channel LPDDR4@3200Mb/s:8GB$75

Processing capability comparison of 17 SBCs

SBCProcessorGPUMemoryPrice
Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Broadcom BCM2711Broadcom VideoCore VI64-bit dual-channel LPDDR4@3200Mb/s:1GB/2GB/4GB/8GB$35 ~ 55
Rock Pi S Rockchip RK3308 Quad A35 64bit Mali-T860MP4512 MB RAM$23.99
Banana Pi M64Allwinner A64 (4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.2GHz)Mali-400 MP22GB DDR3 RAM; 8GB to 64GB eMMC$59
Orange Pi 4BRockchip RK3399 (4x Cortex-A72 / 2x Cortex A53 @ 2GHz)Mali T8644GB DDR3 RAM; 16GB eMMC$67
NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier™ NX Developer Kit 6-core NVIDIA Carmel ARM®v8.2 64-bit CPU 6 MB L2 + 4 MB L3NVIDIA Volta architecture with 384 NVIDIA CUDA® cores and 48 Tensor cores8 GB 128-bit LPDDR4x @ 51.2GB/s$399
Raspberry Pi Zero Broadcom BCM28351GHz, single-core CPUVideoCore IV dual-core 512MB SDRAM$5
Raspberry Pi Zero W Broadcom BCM28351GHz, single-core CPUVideoCore IV dual-core 512MB SDRAM$10
ODYSSEY – X86J4105864 Intel Celeron J4105 @ @ 1.5–2.5GHzIntel UHD Graphics 600 @ 250–750MHz64GB eMMC$258
PocketBeagle Octavo Systems OSD335x SiP with TI Sitara AM3358 (1x Cortex-A8 @ 1GHz)PowerVR SGX530512MB RAM$25
Rock Pi N10 (Model C) SeriesRK3399Pro dual Cortex-A72, frequency 1.8GHz with quad Cortex-A53, frequency 1.4GHzMali T860MP4 4/6/8GB LPDDR$99 ~$169
Khadas VIM3 (Basic)Amlogic A311D 2.2GHz Quad core ARM Cortex-A73 1.8GHz dual core Cortex-A53 CPU, ARM G52 MP4 GPU2/4 (Pro) GB RAM$99.99 ~$139.99
NVIDIA® Jetson Nano™ 2GB Developer Kit 128-core NVIDIA Maxwell™ GPUQuad-core ARM A57 @ 1.43 GHz 2 GB 64-bit LPDDR4 | 25.6 GB/s$59
Rock Pi X B4E32Intel Cherry Trail Z8350 quad-core Quad-core processor @ 1.44 GHz / 1.84 GHz (Turbo)64bit dual-channel 4GB LPDDR3@1866Mb/s$75
Rock Pi E D4W1P Quad Cortex-A53 ARM 64-bit Rockchip RK3328512MB DDR3$24
Odroid N2+Quad-core Cortex-A73(up to 2.4Ghz) and Dual-core Cortex-A53 (up to 2Ghz)Mali-G52 DDR4 4GiB or 2GiB with a 32-bit bus width$79
Coral Dev Board NXP i.MX 8M SOC (quad Cortex-A53, Cortex-M4F)Integrated GC7000 Lite Graphics1GB LPDDR4$129.99
RockPro64Rockchip RK3399 Hexa-Core (dual ARM Cortex A72 and quad ARM Cortex A53) MALI T-860MP4 Quad-Core 2GB or 4GB LPDDR4$70
LattePanda Delta 432 Intel 8th Gen Celeron Processor N4100 (Quad-core)Intel UHD Graphics 600, 200-700MHz32GB eMMC V5.0l$188

SBCConnectors
Raspberry Pi 4 Model B – Gigabit Ethernet
– Standard 40-pin GPIO header
– 2 × micro HDMI ports (up to 4Kp60 supported)
– 2 × USB 3.0 ports and USB 2.0 ports
– 2-lane MIPI DSI display port
– 2-lane MIPI CSI camera port
– 4-pole stereo audio and composite video port
– Power over Ethernet (PoE)–enabled(requires separate PoE HAT)
Rock Pi S – 26 pin GPIO header(includes I2C, PCM, TDM, PDM, SPDIF, and HDMI ARC)
– USB 2.0 OTG(type-C) + USB 2.0 HOST(type-A)
– RJ45 10/100Mbit Ethernet
Banana Pi M64– USB 2.0 PORT (x2), USB OTG (x1)
– Standard 40 Pin Header
– 1080p capable HDMI port
– CSI input connector
– 10/100/1000 Mbit/s Ethernet
Orange Pi 4B– 2x USB 2.0 Host, 1x USB Type-C 3.0
– 1x HDMI 2.0 4K60, 1x DisplayPort 1.2, 4K60 (via USB Type-C), 2x LCD (1x Shared with MIPI CSI)
– 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet
– Supports Dual MIPI-DSI (4 lines per channel)
– GPIO1 40 pins(1 x I2S、2 x I2C、1 x SPI/UART、8 x GPIO), GPIO2 24pin PCIE port
NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier™ NX Developer Kit – 4x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A and USB 2.0 Micro-B
– HDMI
– 2x MIPI CSI-2 D-PHY lanes
– 2x MIPI-CSI camera connector
– 10/100/1000 Base-T Gigabit Ethernet
– M.2 (Key E and M)
– 40-pin header (GPIOs, I2C, I2S, SPI, UART)
– Fan connector
Raspberry Pi Zero – Mini HDMI port
– Micro USB OTG port
– Micro USB power
– HAT-compatible 40-pin header
– Composite video and reset headers
– Unpopulated 40-pin GPIO connector
– CSI camera connector (need an adaptor cable)
Raspberry Pi Zero W – Mini HDMI port
– Micro USB OTG port
– Micro USB power
– HAT-compatible 40-pin header
– Composite video and reset headers
– Unpopulated 40-pin GPIO connector
– CSI camera connector (need an adaptor cable)
ODYSSEY – X86J4105864 – 40-Pin header
– 8-Pin header (SAMD21G18)
– Front Panel Audio Connector
– 4-Pin herder (UART function from SAMD21G18)
– Fan Port (4 pin 1.25mm PWM 5V)
– 4-Pin SATA Power Connector
– 4-Pin herder (Power and Switch)
Dual Gigabyte Ethernet Ports
– USB 2.0 Type-A x2, USB 3.1 Type-A x1, USB 3.1 Type-C x1
– Microphone + headphone Combo Connector
– HDMI2.0a: Up to
4096×2160Import
PocketBeagle – 72 expansion pin headers
– micro USB host/client and microSD connectors
Rock Pi N10 (Model C) Series– Full-size HDMI 2.0 up to 4k@60(Type A)
– USB 3.0 OTG x1, USB 2.0 HOST x2
– 40-pin expansion header
– MIPI DSI 2 lanes via FPC connector
– 3.5 jack with mic
– MIPI CSI 2 lanes via FPC connector
– GbE LAN with PoE
Khadas VIM3 (Basic)– TP connector
– 2x USB Hosts (Type C)
– Switchable PCIe and USB 3.0 interface via software
– HDMI at 4K and MIPI-DSI at 1080p
– VIN Connector
– 4 lanes MIPI-DSI Interface
– 4 lanes MIPI-CSI Supports Dual Cameras
– PCIe 2.0 (one lane) M.2 2280 NVMe SSD
– 40-Pin Header
NVIDIA® Jetson Nano™ 2GB Developer Kit – 40-pin Header
– 12-pin Header (Power and related signals, UART)
4-pin Fan Header
– 1x USB 3.0 Type-A, 2x USB 2.0 Type-A, 1x USB 2.0 Micro-B
– 1x MIPI CSI-2 connector
– Power USB-C 5V/ 3A
– Gigabit Ethernet
Rock Pi X B4E32– HDMI 2.0 up to 4k@30
– USB 3.0 OTG X1, USB 2.0 HOST X3
– 40-pin Expansion Header
– 3.5mm jack with mic
– GbE LAN with Power over Ethernet (PoE) support
Rock Pi E D4W1P – 40-pin expansion header
– USB Type-C DC 5V, USB3.0 Type-A HOST x1
– 1000Mbit ethernet, optional PoE
– Standard 3.5mm jack
Odroid N2+– 4 x USB 3.0 Host ports, 1 x USB 2.0 OTG port
– 40-pin GPIO connector
– 1 x HDMI 2.0 (up to 4K@60Hz with HDR, CEC, EDID)
– 1 x AV out (composite video)
– 1 x Gigabit Ethernet
– 2-pin active cooling fan connector
Coral Dev Board – USB Type-C power port (5V DC), USB 3.0 Type-C OTG port, USB 3.0 Type-A host port, USB 2.0 Micro-B serial console port
– HDMI 2.0a (full size)
– Standard 40-pin GPIO expansion headers
– 3.5mm audio jack (CTIA compliant)
– Digital PDM microphone (x2), 2.54mm 4-pin terminal for stereo speakers
– 39-pin FFC connector for MIPI-DSI display (4-lane)
– 4-pin FFC connector for MIPI-CSI2 camera (4-lane)
– Gigabit Ethernet ports
– 40-pin GPIO expansion headers
RockPro64– 2x USB 2.0 Host, 1x USB 3.0 Host, 1x USB-C Host (With Video Out)
– Standard 40 GPIO Pins
– Gigabit Ethernet
– 4K Digital Video Out
– PCIe 4x Open-Ended Slot
– Stereo MiPi-SCI Port
– Headphone Jack with Mic Input
LattePanda Delta 432 – 3x USB 3.0 Type A, 1x USB Type C, supports PD, DP, USB 3.0
– 2x 50p GPIOs
– Gigabyte Ethernet, Dual Band Bluetooth 5.0
– HDMI Output, Type-C DP Support, Extendable eDP touch displays
– 1x M.2 M Key, PCIe 2x

Summary

And that’s all on 14 Best Raspberry Pi alternatives 2020! Are there any ones that you’ve tried before? Hope that this guide has helped you in finding the perfect Single Board Computers!

After comparing each and every SBCs side-by-side, our final pick for the best SBC is ODYSSEY – X86J4105864! Lets us know what are your thoughts and what are some of your favourites!

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