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Comparison of 64 open-spec, hacker friendly SBCs – Dec. 2015

The table on this page accompanies our 2015 year-end roundup of 64 sub-$200 open-spec, hacker friendly single board computers.

For our 2015 end-of-year roundup, we’ve identified 64 “open-spec, hacker friendly” SBCs that are either shipping now or are expected to ship within the first six months of 2016, and are available in workable sub-$200 models. The complete article is here: Ringing in 2016 with 64 open-spec, hacker friendly SBCs.

The following lists provide quick selection guides according to price and processor type. Farther below, you’ll find an alpha-sorted table summarizing each SBC’s processor, memory, and pricing.

 

Sub-$200 Hacker-friendly SBCs categorized by price and processor type
(Updated Jan 2, 2016)

Categorized by Price Categorized by Processor Type
$50 or under:

    86Duino / 86Duino One
    A10-OlinuXino-Lime
    A20-OlinuXino-Micro
    Arduino Yún Mini
    Banana Pro
    BeagleBone Black
    BeagleBone Green
    Chip
    Domino Pi Basic Kit
    Galileo Gen 2
    LeMaker Guitar
    LinkIt Smart 7688
    Odroid-C1+
    Orange Pi 2 / Orange Pi Mini 2
    Orange Pi Plus2
    Orange Pi PC
    pcDuino Lite/Lite WiFi
    pcDuino3Nano/Nano Lite
    pcDuino8 Uno
    Pine A64
    Raspberry Pi Model A+
    Raspberry Pi Model B+
    Raspberry Pi 2 Model B
    Raspberry Pi Zero
    Udoo Neo (Basic)

$51 to 100:

    Andromeda Box Edge
    Banana Pi M2
    Banana Pi M3
    CloudBit
    Creator CI40
    Cubieboard3
    DPT-Board
    DragonBoard 410c
    Edison Kit for Arduino
    Firefly Prime
    HiKey
    LinkSprite Arches
    MarsBoard AM335x
    MarsBoard RK3066
    Odroid-XU4
    Parallella
    Radxa Rock Pro / Rock Lite
    Rico Board
    RioTboard
    SAMA5D4 Xplained
    Snickerdoodle
    Z-turn Board (with Zynq-7010)

$101 to $200:

    Arndale Octa
    ClearFog Pro
    Cubieboard4
    Firefly-RK3288
    Gizmo 2
    HummingBoard-Base/Pro (Pro version)
    HummingBoard-Edge (Quad version)
    HummingBoard-Gate (Quad version)
    Inforce 6410Plus
    PixiePro
    Radxa Rock 2 Square
    Udoo Quad/Dual/Dual Basic
    USB Armory
    Wandboard Quad/Dual/Solo (Quad)
ARMv6 or v7 (32-bit) — single- or dual-core:

    A10-OlinuXino-Lime
    A20-OlinuXino-Micro
    Banana Pro
    BeagleBone Black
    BeagleBone Green
    Chip
    ClearFog Pro
    CloudBit
    Cubieboard3
    MarsBoard AM335x
    MarsBoard RK3066
    MarsBoard RK3066 Pro
    MinnowBoard Max Turbot
    Parallella
    pcDuino Lite/Lite WiFi
    PCDuino3Nano/Nano Lite
    Raspberry Pi Model A+
    Raspberry Pi Model B+
    Raspberry Pi Zero
    Rico Board
    RioTboard
    SAMA5D4 Xplained
    Snickerdoodle
    Udoo Neo
    USB Armory
    Z-turn Board

ARMv6 or v7 (32-bit) — quad- to octa-core:

    Arndale Octa
    Banana Pi M2
    Banana Pi M3
    Cubieboard4
    Firefly Prime
    Firefly-RK3288
    HummingBoard-Base/Pro (Pro version)
    HummingBoard-Edge (Quad version)
    HummingBoard-Gate (Quad version)
    Inforce 6410Plus
    LeMaker Guitar
    LinkSprite Acadia V3
    LinkSprite Arches
    Odroid-C1+
    Odroid-XU4
    Orange Pi 2 / Orange Pi Mini 2
    Orange Pi Plus2
    Orange Pi PC
    pcDuino8 Uno
    PixiePro
    Radxa Rock Pro / Rock Lite
    Radxa Rock 2 Square
    Raspberry Pi 2 Model B
    Udoo Quad/Dual/Dual Basic
    Wandboard Quad/Dual/Solo (Quad)

ARMv8 (64-bit) — all quad- to octa-core:

    Andromeda Box Edge
    DragonBoard 410c
    HiKey
    LinkSprite Acadia V3
    Pine A64

x86:

    86Duino / 86Duino One
    Edison Kit for Arduino
    Galileo Gen 2
    Gizmo 2
    MinnowBoard Max Turbot

MIPS:

    Arduino Yún Mini
    Creator CI40
    Domino Pi Basic Kit
    DPT-Board
    LinkIt Smart 7688

 

Summary of sub-$200 Hacker-friendly SBCs specs
(Updated Jan 2, 2016)

SBC Processor RAM Price
86Duino / 86Duino One Vortex86EX, 1x x86 @ 300Mhz 128MB $39, $69
A10-OlinuXino-Lime Allwinner A10 (1x ARM @ 1Ghz) 512MB $33
A20-OlinuXino-Micro Allwinner A20 (2x ARM @ 1Ghz) 1GB $60
Andromeda Box Edge Marvell IAP140 (4x ARM @ 1.2Ghz) 1GB $75
Arduino Yún Mini Atheros AR9331 (1x MIPS24k @ 400Mhz) 64MB $60
Arndale Octa Samsung Exynos 5420 (4x ARM @ 1.8Ghz + 4x ARM @ 1.3Ghz) 3GB $199
Banana Pi M2 Allwinner A31 (4x ARM @ 1Ghz) 1GB $58
Banana Pi M3 Allwinner A83T (8x ARM @ 2Ghz) 2GB $88
Banana Pro Allwinner A20 (2x ARM @ 1Ghz) 1GB $48
BeagleBone Black TI Sitara AM3358 (1x ARM @ 1Ghz) 512MB $50
BeagleBone Green TI Sitara AM3358 (1x ARM @ 1Ghz) 512MB $39
Chip Allwinner R8 (1x ARM @ 1Ghz) 512MB $9
ClearFog Pro Marvell Armada 38x (1x or 2x ARM @ 1.3 or 1.6 Ghz) 256MB to 2GB $170 to $240
CloudBit Freescale i.MX233 (1x ARM9 @ 454Mhz) 64MB RAM $60
Creator CI40 Imagination CXT200 (2x MIPS @ 550Mhz) 256MB $53 to $120
Cubieboard3 Allwinner A20 (2x ARM @ 1Ghz) 2GB $75 to $86
Cubieboard4 Allwinner A80 (4x ARM @ 2Ghz + 4x ARM @ 1.3Ghz) 2GB $125
Domino Pi Basic Kit Atheros AR9331 (1x MIPS24k @ 400Mhz) 64MB $24 and up
DPT-Board Atheros AR9331 (1x MIPS24k @ 400Mhz) 64MB $55 or $64
DragonBoard 410c Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (4x ARM @ 1.2Ghz) 1GB $75
Edison Kit for Arduino Intel "Tangier" Atom (2x x86 @ 500Mhz); Intel Quark 1GB $85
Firefly FirePrime Rockchip RK8128 (4x ARM @ 1.3Ghz) 1GB $70
Firefly-RK3288 Rockchip RK3288 (4x ARM @ 1.8Ghz) 2GB or 4GB $160 or $260
Galileo Gen 2 Intel Quark X1000 (1x x86 @ 400Mhz) 256MB $41
Gizmo 2 AMD G-Series GX210HA (2x x86 @ 1Ghz) 1GB $189
HiKey HiSilicon Kirin 6220 (8x ARM @ 2Ghz) 1GB or 2GB $99
HummingBoard-Base/-Pro Freescale i.MX6 (1x/2x/4x ARM @ up to 1.2Ghz) 512MB to 2GB $70 to $210
HummingBoard-Edge Freescale i.MX6 (1x/2x/4x ARM @ up to 1.2Ghz) 512MB to 4GB $102 to $252
HummingBoard-Gate Freescale i.MX6 (1x/2x/4x ARM @ up to 1.2Ghz) 512MB to 4GB $70 to $235
Inforce 6410Plus Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 (4x ARM @ 1.7Ghz) 2GB $143
LeMaker Guitar Actions S500 (4x ARM @ 1.6Ghz) 1GB or 2GB $45
LinkIt Smart 7688 MediaTek MT7688AN (1x MIPS @ 580Mhz) 128MB $13 or $16
LinkSprite Acadia V3 Freescale i.MX6 (4x ARM @ 1.2Ghz) 1GB $119
LinkSprite Arches Allwinner A80 (4x ARM @ 2Ghz + 4x ARM @ 1.3Ghz) 2GB $99
MarsBoard AM335x TI AM3358 (1x ARM @ 1Ghz) 512MB $75
MarsBoard RK3066 Rockchip RK3066 (2x ARM @ 1.6Ghz) 1GB $58
MinnowBoard Max Turbot Intel Atom E3826 (2x x86 @ 1.46Ghz) 2GB $140
Odroid-C1+ Amlogic S805 (4x ARM @ 1.5Ghz) 1GB $39
Odroid-XU4 Samsung Exynos5422 (4x ARM @ 2Ghz + 4x ARM @1.4Ghz) 2GB $74
Orange Pi 2 / Pi Mini 2 Allwinner H3 (4x ARM @ 1.6Ghz) 1GB $30 or $25
Orange Pi PC Allwinner H3 (4x ARM @ 1.6Ghz) 1GB $15
Orange Pi Plus2 Allwinner H3 (4x ARM @ 1.6Ghz) 2GB $49
Parallella Zilinx Zynq-7020/7010 (2x ARM @ 667Mhz + FPGA) 1GB $99
pcDuino Lite/Lite WiFi Allwinner A10 (1x ARM @ 1Ghz) 256 or 512MB $29
pcDuino3 Nano / Nano Lite Allwinner A20 (2x ARM @ 1Ghz 1GB $40 or $35
pcDuino8 Uno Allwinner H8 (8x ARAM @ 2Ghz) 1GB $49
Pine A64 Allwinner A64 (4x ARM @ 1.2Ghz) 512MB to 2GB $15 to $29
PixiePro Freescale i.MX6 (4x ARM @ 1Ghz) 2GB $130
Radxa Rock Lite / Pro Rockchip RK3188 (4x ARM @ 1.6Ghz) 1GB or 2GB $59 or $99
Radxa Rock 2 Square Rockchip RK3288 (4x ARM @ 1.6Ghz) 2GB to 4GB $129
Raspberry Pi Model A+ Broadcom BCM2835 (1x ARM @ 700Mhz) 256MB $20
Raspberry Pi Model B+ Broadcom BCM2835 (1x ARM @ 700Mhz) 512MB $25
Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Broadcom BCM2836 (4x ARM @ 900Mhz) 1GB $35
Raspberry Pi Zero Broadcom BCM2835 (1x ARM @ 1Ghz) 512MB $5 and up
Rico Board TI AM437x (1x ARM @ 1Ghz) 256MB to 1GB $99
RioTboard Freescale i.MX6 (1x ARM @ 1Ghz) 1GB $79
SAMA5D4 Xplained Atmel SAMA5D4 (1x ARM @ 528Mhz) 512MB $94
Snickerdoodle Xilinx Zynq-7020/7010 (2x ARM @ 667Mhz + FPGA) 512MB or 1GB $62 and up
Udoo Neo (Basic) Freescale i.MX6 (1x ARM @ 1Ghz) 512MB or 1GB $50 to $65
Udoo Quad/Dual/Dual Basic Freescale i.MX6 (2x/4x ARM @ 1Ghz) + Atmel ARM MCU 1GB $99 to $135
USB Armory Freescale i.MX53 (1x ARM @ 800Mhz) 512MB $130 up
Wandboard Freescale i.MX6 (1x, 2x, or 4x ARM @1Ghz) 512MB to 2GB $79 to $129
Z-turn Board Xilinx Zynq-7010/7020 (2x ARM @ 667Mhz + FPGA) 1GB $99 or $119