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Old 08-12-2019, 12:03 PM   #1
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Video : Review Atomic Pi - Cheapest X86 SBC


Hi all.
I've made a new review video about the Atomic Pi.
It has an Intel Atom x5-Z8350 quad-core clocked at 1.67Ghz and 2GB DDR3 ram. And it costs less than $40.

It is amazing for its price. It runs Windows 10 fine.
I'm even using it to build Linux images for my SBC's. It does great.

Here's my video, greetings. NicoD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3DTBr7W_HA

Here some extra info I've gathered

IO Speed
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eMMC 140.9MB/s read
21.2MB/s write

On-board sd reader 31.5MB/s read
12.6MB/s write

USB3 sd reader 94.2MB/s read
16.1MB/s write

USB3 SSD : 439.9MB/s read
(SD-card Samsung EVO plus 64GB)

Ubuntu 18.04/19.04 Reboot problem fix
sudo modprobe -r dw_dmac
sudo modprobe -r dw_dmac_core

Windows 10 drivers https://atomicpi.wiki/downloads/wind...p_win10_64.zip
Can't make 5Ghz wifi to work in Windows
 
Old 08-18-2019, 02:12 PM   #2
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Here a video I made on how to install Windows 10 Lite on the Atomic Pi.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0bSvJWgY7w&t

Here the wifi drivers for it.
Wifi driver
https://www.mediatek.com/products/broadbandWifi/rt5572
 
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Old 08-18-2019, 02:31 PM   #3
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Nice review! I’ve seen desktops with windows 10 that are slower ��

Might need to get one to replace my raspberry pi for emulation, as it sometimes gets bogged down.

Thanks for the review!
 
Old 08-18-2019, 02:45 PM   #4
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Nice review! Iíve seen desktops with windows 10 that are slower ��

Might need to get one to replace my raspberry pi for emulation, as it sometimes gets bogged down.

Thanks for the review!
You are welcome.
For the price it's amazing. But don't expect miracles of it.
It will not do much better than the raspberry pi 3b in emulation.

These were menth to go into the Kuri robot. But that got canceled before they were shipped.
So they've been sold in bulk by thousands. It never was menth to be an Atomic Pi. That's just a sales trick that worked well
https://www.theverge.com/circuitbrea...field-robotics

It's an aweful design for a robot. But for other tasks it's great.
I now use it to build Linux images and it does great.

Greetings.
 
Old 08-18-2019, 02:50 PM   #5
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You are welcome.
For the price it's amazing. But don't expect miracles of it.
It will not do much better than the raspberry pi 3b in emulation.

These were menth to go into the Kuri robot. But that got canceled before they were shipped.
So they've been sold in bulk by thousands. It never was menth to be an Atomic Pi. That's just a sales trick that worked well
https://www.theverge.com/circuitbrea...field-robotics

It's an aweful design for a robot. But for other tasks it's great.
I now use it to build Linux images and it does great.

Greetings.
You donít think x86 will offer better game emulation over ARM?
 
Old 08-18-2019, 02:54 PM   #6
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You donít think x86 will offer better game emulation over ARM?
It will give better compatibillity with more games. But it isn't that much more powerful than the raspberry pi 3b.
Biggest advantage is all graphics drivers are available for it.

For the lighter consoles up to N64 and PSX it'll be ok. Most PSP games work ok, but not great.
PS2 is out of the question.
Greetings.
 
Old 08-18-2019, 03:04 PM   #7
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It will give better compatibillity with more games. But it isn't that much more powerful than the raspberry pi 3b.
Biggest advantage is all graphics drivers are available for it.

For the lighter consoles up to N64 and PSX it'll be ok. Most PSP games work ok, but not great.
PS2 is out of the question.
Greetings.
I can imagine the drivers on x86 help.

Yeah I don't go past N64. But even on the raspberry pi SNES games sometimes lag for a second from time to time. N64 doesn't run well enough for me to play through a game such as Zelda.

Either way, if it doesn't work better for emulation I can certainly find another use for it!
 
  


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