ARM64 coming some day? Also what's the device donations need? (E.g. RockChip RK3399, maybe Allwinner A64 most commodity though)

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ARM64 coming some day? Also what's the device donations need? (E.g. RockChip RK3399, maybe Allwinner A64 most commodity though)

tinkr
Hi,

Just humbly wanted to ask if-what ARM64 SBC plans there are.


Regarding chips, I guess the RockChip RK3399 [1] probably is the coolest
commodity ARM64 around. Its performance is ~4x that of other low-end
ARM64 boards [2]. MQMaker [3] and FireFly [4] say their boards should be
on the market in a couple of weeks.

The chip is 20 USD, has six cores, PCIe meaning it can run M.2 NVME
SSD:s, 2x USB3, and supports 4GB DDR4 RAM.

Also chromebooks and laptops and stuff seem to be coming.


I guess the highest-volume board will be the Allwinner A64 though e.g.
Pine64 [5] and Banana Pi BPi-M64 [6].


What kind of donations benefit/need is there for these devices?

Would even one or two devices donations make a difference or how many
are needed to make a difference.


Best regards,
Tinker

[1] http://rockchip.wikidot.com/rk3399 ,
http://www.rock-chips.com/a/en/products/RK33_Series/2016/0419/758.html ,
http://www.linux-rockchip.info/

[2] It scores 1551 at http://browser.primatelabs.com/v4/cpu/690171 ,
that one is clocked 1.5Ghz and the normal speed is 2Ghz so rating should
be even higher e.g. something like 2000, vs. for instance Allwinner A64
scores 432 (http://browser.primatelabs.com/v4/cpu/767801), Raspberry Pi
3 scores 470 (http://browser.primatelabs.com/v4/cpu/258163), and Odroid
Amlogic S905-based C2 scores 652
(http://browser.primatelabs.com/v4/cpu/173414). Meaning it's the fastest
USD 20 ARM64 in production. Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and Exynos 8890
score around 2000 but are totally unavailable as SBC:s, have drawbacks,
and I think cost very much more.

[3] https://mqmaker.com/

[4] http://en.t-firefly.com/en/

[5] https://www.pine64.org/ .

[6] http://www.bananapi.com/product/detail_9.html