• jlow (he/him)
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      99 months ago

      Was just thinking that when I read the news. Since there are (better?) alternatives out there it’s not hard not to support them.

      • ultratiem
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        59 months ago

        I don’t know if it’s better, but Orange Pi looks great. And there’s another one based on the Pi spec. Can’t comment on how they run their businesses.

        • Jim P.
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          19 months ago

          I have 5 different Orange Pi devices of varying types and they all work well. I don’t have the higher end one that was competing with the Pi 4 and such, but some of the smaller/low end ones. They all run Armbian and do what they need to do for me without any fuss. Given my experience with the smaller ones if I needed something faster now I wouldn’t have any reservations about buying the bigger ones.

          The main problem I had was finding reputable sellers, even when I did find one it only shipped from China. Took them a while to get here but otherwise it was fine. I think the more popular/faster models may have some resellers on Amazon that ship from the US now.

  • StarServal
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    69 months ago

    Everything about this is impressive except that they removed the analogue audio jack. Arcade modders are going to have to find an alternative solution to audio.

    • Teppic
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      59 months ago

      There are already plenty of audio hats available, indeed they are recommended for better quality sound.

    • pirate526
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      19 months ago

      It sucks but a cheap USB sound blaster would work fine here…

  • @GrindingGears@lemmy.ca
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    39 months ago

    Wonder if it’ll be able to emulate a PS2 or N64 game properly. You know, systems that came out 20+ years ago?

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        No, it’s a hope. So close with the Pi4, I’m hoping this one is finally capable.

        And yeah, actual availability would be nice too.

    • m-p{3}OP
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      39 months ago

      Emulating those platform is significantly more resource intensive since you need to emulate the entire architecture and interpret the assembly code, while more modern game consoles are running either ARM or x86/amd64 which makes emulating relatively simpler.

    • @CmdrShepard@lemmy.one
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      39 months ago

      N64 has unique architecture that makes it very challenging to emulate even on hardware several orders of magnitude more powerful. I’ve struggled to run it on a full-size PC with a 7th gen i5 processor.

  • @AbstractifyBot@beehaw.orgB
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    In case you’re in a hurry here’s the jist for the linked article


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    Raspberry Pi has announced the launch of the Raspberry Pi 5, coming at the end of October. The new model features a faster quad-core processor clocked at 2.4GHz, improved GPU, and is over twice as fast as the previous model. It has been designed in-house in Cambridge and includes new chips designed specifically for it. Notable features include dual 4K display support, USB 3.0 ports, and PCIe and MIPI interfaces for expansion. Accessories like an active cooler, upgraded power supply and camera cables are available. Owners of MagPi magazines and existing customers will have priority access to the new device.

    Of interest is that it includes the first Raspberry Pi chip designed entirely in-house.


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  • bbbhltz
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    19 months ago

    Good timing… my little ol’ Pi kicked the bucket after many years of excellent home media centre and server work just last week.

  • Bloody Harry
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    19 months ago

    really nice, and very reasonably priced add ons. Not like the compania with the big A charging 25 bucks for a camera cable adapter or something