NanoPi-M3: 8 blazing cores, but... // Review

By: ( +David Herron; Date: February 12, 2011

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The NanoPi-M3 has 8 1.4GHz ARM cores, 1 GB data, 1+ GHz CPU, 1GHZ Ethernet, and a number of useful ports. The CPU generates a lot of heat so a heat-sink is necessary, except it's danged difficult to mount one. It has more GPIO pins than the Raspberry Pi. There's a number of ports on various chips that aren't exposed to users. It has enough warts that one might not want to use this, unless high parallel computation rate is needed thanks to the 8 cores.