News

The Intel Up Board, Raspberry Pi 3 alternative

The Intel Up Board, Raspberry Pi 3 alternative

April 21, 2016
Author: Nikolai K.

The Intel Up Board, Raspberry Pi 3 alternative

The Intel Up Board (created by Aaeon Europe) is said to start shipping in May. Pre-orders are accepted for an UP board outperforms the Raspberry Pi 3, but this additional performance starts at a cost of $89 USD.

The UP board features a quad-core Intel Atom x5 Z8350 64-bit 1.92Ghz processor with 2 GB DDR3L RAM (the shop does offer 1GB, 2GB, and 4 GB options). It has 16 GB eMMC Flash for on-board storage (32 GB and 64 GB options are available) and Intel HD 400 Graphics.

The board features an HDMI connector, four USB 2.0 connectors, two USB port pin headers, and one USB 3.0 USB OTG connector. The UP board comes with an internal real-time clock (RTC), which is rarely seen on other single board computers. The UP Board has the same form-factor as the Raspberry Pi 2 and has 40 GPIO pins. The Raspberry Pi 3 is cheaper and comes with built-in wireless communication. The UP-board currently only has an Ethernet connection.

The board is available for pre-order at the UP-shop.org.

Tags
SingleBoardComputerNews
UPBoardNews