NanoPi M4: the most affordable Rockchip RK3399 based SBC

By on September 9, 2018
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The NanoPi M4 is designed for applications including machine learning, AI, deep learning, robots, industrial control, industrial cameras, advertisement machines, game machines, and blockchain. Like FriendlyElec’s other Linux-friendly NanoPi and NanoPC boards, the board ships with open specifications.

The new NanoPi M4 features a Raspberry Pi-like 85 x 56mm footprint and a low $75 price for the 2GB version ($65 if you manage to get one of the first 300 boards). The 4GB version costs $105, or $95 early bird. Meanwhile, the somewhat more feature-rich NanoPC-T4 may be a better bargain at its current $110 sale price with 4GB if you don’t need the Pi compatibility.

The NanoPi M4 has essentially the same layout as the latest Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ and has a superset of its features. Like the B+, you get dual-channel 802.11ac on the Wifi/Bluetooth module.

Despite the performance improvements on the RPi 3 B+, the Rockchip RK3399 blows it away in speed tests. It also beats the vast majority of Arm SoCs. The RK3399 has dual Cortex-A72 cores clocked to up to 2.0GHz and 4x Cortex-A53 cores at 1.5GHz. There’s also a high-end Mali-T864 GPU and a VPU that supports 4K VP9 and 4K 10-bit H265/H264 60fps decoding.

The NanoPi M4 has a wider -20 to 70℃ temperature range than the 0 to 80℃ T4. It ships with options including a $9.90 8GB eMMC module, $7 heatsink, $7 LCD module, and 2MP ($16) and 13MP ($25) camera modules, among other extras.

Further information can be found here.

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