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ODROID-C4 is a viable alternative to Raspberry Pi

HardKernel has released new version of its ODROID single board computers – the ODRIOD-C4. This computer is sold for $50 and with its 2 GHz CPU and 4 GB RAM it’s a serious contender to the popular Raspberry Pi 4. 

The main CPU of the ODROID-C4 is built with a quad-core Cortex-A55 cluster with a new generation Mali-G31 GPU. HardKernel compares the ODRIOD-C4 to its predecessor ODRIOD-C2, saying that “the CPU multi-core performance is around 40% faster, and the system DRAM performance is 50% faster than the ODROID-C2”. However, it should be noted that the ODRIOD-C2 was released back in 2016.

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ODRIOD-C4 is capable of running Ubuntu 20.04 minimal as well as playing 4K videos using its HDMI 2.0 port. The board measures 85mm x 56mm x 1.0mm and weighs in at 59g when including the heatsink. The compact computer from HardKernel also comes equipped with an eMMC connector as well as a Micro SD slot. Lastly, the ODRIOD-C4 also ships with a 1 GbE LAN port and four USB 3.0 ports.

ODRIOD-C4 is available to order HERE.

KitGuru says: Competition almost always benefits us consumers, so lets hope that ODROID-C4 performs on par with the Raspberry Pi 4. What are your thoughts on the ODRIOD-C4? 

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