(S922x, S905x3) Odroid N2 vs Khadas VIM 3 vs ...?

  • eviltrooper I am still in decide mode, will let you know if I do decide.

    I have a question on eMMC modules, it says that the only way to flash them is with having a reader/writer module, isn't this the case only for Odroid, as far as I know you can flash anything to an onboard memory on the other boxes?

  • Also, does anyone know a work around on shipping prices with Odroid, it seems obnoxiously high - for example I need to pay over $30 for shipping to order it, but some times goes by and I want some module - the best point of these Odroid boxes are the modularity - and bam another 30 for even the smallest thing that probably can get shipped for free with no question asked.

  • eviltrooper In Eastern Europe you can't use anything, good thing I visit Germany, the bad thing is that these prices are much higher then the Odroid website, some like over 30% higher.

  • The initial production batch will be a small number of S905D3 (VIM3L) boards and the rest are split between VIM3 Basic/Pro using A311D chip - there are no more boards with S922X. Kodi runs fine on a board with 1GB ram and has no need for accelerometers, camera interfaces, or NPU functions. So it will be a nice fast board, but I think the VIM3L will be more aligned to LE user needs and budget. I also have an educated hunch we'll see more plot twists before Khadas settles on the final line-up for the VIM3 family.

  • chewitt Sorry, I meant a winner overall when we might be talking price (with the current discounts), of course its a pointless overkill for Libre. I am assuming that that is another version lilke you mentioned, aside the basic/pro, but why a small number - for a test?

  • All this VIM3 tom foolery is going to add to the fun of software support especially when they dump it on the market with just the standard Android. A bit of a mess really.


    Shoog

  • All this VIM3 tom foolery is going to add to the fun of software support especially when they dump it on the market with just the standard Android. A bit of a mess really.


    Shoog

    It shouldn't be that bad since both S922X and A311 are "G12B".

  • The initial production batch will be a small number of S905D3 (VIM3L) boards and the rest are split between VIM3 Basic/Pro using A311D chip - there are no more boards with S922X. Kodi runs fine on a board with 1GB ram and has no need for accelerometers, camera interfaces, or NPU functions. So it will be a nice fast board, but I think the VIM3L will be more aligned to LE user needs and budget. I also have an educated hunch we'll see more plot twists before Khadas settles on the final line-up for the VIM3 family.

    So you mean that the discount launch boxes will have the s905D3 chipset? what do you think this will mean for performance and maybe even more important, software support?

  • The VIM3 devices being launched are all A311D chips. The VIM3L (notice the L) with S905D3 chips in the batch are developer samples - nothing that will be sold to users. Software support for these boards on the mainline kernel is trivial. The current device-tree that I made will need some rework due to changes coming in Linux 5.3 but that's no drama.