After first being unveiled back in June 2018, the Renegade Elite single-board mini PC crowdfunding campaign via Indiegogo is now underway, offering pledges from $99. The Renegade Elite mini PC is a low-profile high-performance 4K capable 64-bit ARM computer with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM capable of running desktop-class Linux based operating systems like Debian, Arch, Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Android 8.1, and more.
To recap the mini PC is powered by a Rockchip RK3399 hexa-core processor with two ARM Cortex-A72 CPU cores, four ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores supported by quad-core ARM Mali-T860 graphics and 4GB of RAM. For more information watch the promotional video below created by the team at Libre Computer base in Shenzhen, China.
“With the original Renegade, Libre Computer and Firefly teams brought you the first power efficient 4GB DDR4 single board computer with USB 3.0 and Gigabit Ethernet in a form factor compatible with the Raspberry Pi. Our second generation model, the Renegade Elite, is our clean-slate re-envisioning of the computer. We prioritized function over form while treating form as a function. With this consideration, we built the thinnest SBC without sacrificing performance, expandability, or features.”
Dual performance out-of-order ARM Cortex-A72 cores
Quad power-optimized in-order ARM Cortex-A53 cores
Quad OpenGL ES 3.2/Vulkan/OpenCL 1.2 ARM Mali-T860 cores
4GB LPDDR4 SDRAM
128Mb SPI NOR for GUI bootloader
120mm x 72mm x 11.9mm
“What is the difference between this and a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ or ASUS Tinker Board or ODRIOD-XU4? – This is 4 times as fast as a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, twice as fast a ASUS Tinker Board, and 35% faster than an ODROID-XU4. It has four times or twice the available memory of those models. It supports 64-bit ARMv8 where as ASUS Tinker Board and ODROID-XU4 only support 32-bit ARMv7. Onboard PCI-E high speed expansion interface enables high speed peripherals that are not possible on those other boards.”
Jump over to the official Indiegogo Renegade Elite mini PC crowdfunding campaign page by following the link below.
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