Orange Pi has released a new version of its single-board computer, which may be an option for those who typically seek out Raspberry Pi’s mini-computers for home projects and other uses.

Orange Pi 5

Orange Pi 5 is based on a Rockchip SoC with four Arm Cortex-A76 cores at 2.4GHz plus four 1.8GHz Cortex-A55 cores. Furthermore, the new mini-computer is equipped with 4 to 32GB of RAM and improved Wi-Fi connectivity compared to its predecessors. Phoronix has tested the new Orange Pi computer and writes:

With an 8-core Rockchip RK3588S SoC, the Orange Pi 5 is leaps and bounds faster than the aging Raspberry Pi 4. With up to 32GB of RAM, the Orange Pi 5 is also capable of serving for a more diverse user-base and even has enough potential for assembling a budget Arm Linux developer desktop. I’ve been testing out the Orange Pi 5 the past few weeks and it’s quite fast and nice for its low price point.

An Orange Pi 5 with 4GB of RAM costs around $90, with prices increasing based on the amount of RAM desired.

Gigabit Ethernet
Rich interfaces, easy to expand
Multi-channel input and output
Supports NVMe SSD hard drives for massive capacity expansion

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