Has anyone seen the Orange Pi?

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    For $15, this looks amazing. It is apparently compatible with the Raspberry Pi image…. I wonder if it would work with Retropie?

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    Has a power switch and a mic… But only 3 USB hubs. Looks very interesting. I don’t know if I’d trust it coming from china… But if you’re willing to drop $18 on it I’d be intrigued if it worked.

    Likelihood is some of the drivers may not work as the processor is different and there may be some incompatibilities but I could be wrong.

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    After some research it would appear that the Allwinner chip is grossly unsupported and many of these boards are collecting dust on people’s shelves, too bad

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    For 15$ i’d buy it. As to why nobody is willing to tinker with it, is a tragic.

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    It is not software compatible. It has an allwinner H3 with four Cortex A7 cores and a MALI GPU. Don’t know if there is a debian image with good gpu support. I doubt it. Linux sunxi based allwinner images are not as good as raspbian. Bad GPU support. Bad full HD performance. No resolution switching during runtime. X must run to get GLES support. Bad default settings and so on.

    So you have a cheap board with no software support best used for headless tasks like file server or router.

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