Update: 2023: there seems to be a new version “StarFive VisionFive 2 JH7110 64bit SoC”
- with 4GB RAM for 84,49 Bucks
- or 114,49 Bucks for the 8GB RAM version
- CPU performance is between Raspberry Pi3 and Pi34
- also remarkable: price-wise it can compete with the Raspberry 4 and ODROID N2l!
- HINT: there are still massive software hickups X-D (HDMI might not work per default)
- but ExplainingComputers was able to run a customized version of Debian 😀 (Linux Kernel: 5.15.0 (StarFive kernel tag v2.6.0)
- 4K resolution is not working in X
- XFCE desktop resizing slowness
- 1080p60 video playback issue
- libreoffice slowness using gtk3
- Mosaic pictures after login
- xeglinfo crashes X server
- Qt modules qtwebengine failed to build
- Firefox hardware acceleration is not working (mind that when browsing or youtube playback)
- NWjs Filesystem access APIs failed.
- NWjs mp3 encoder failed to be detected
- Hang after awhile in dual display [MIPI+HDMI]
What’s Next – WIP
- Debian-Installer support – Could support both SD + eMMC boot in single image.
- ipv6 enablement
- NVMe PCIe enablement and test
- u-boot splash screen
- 4K resolution support for X and Wayland
- Improved X Desktop user experience
- Vulkan support
- Firefox hardware acceleration
- 1080p60 video playback
- Gnome Wayland Desktop for improved user experience
- virtual console via HDMI
Link for Image Download: VisionFive v2 Debian
unfortunately: the performance of the CPU is still light years away from the ARM competition 😐 (but it’s a start)
Difference to the VisionFive 1:
Update: 2022: RISC-V Dual Core SoC for 179 bucks!
2018-04: RISC-V CPUs not affected by spectre & meltdown
would definitely recommend to support this project.: if one has little money:
with massive amounts of money… https://www.crowdsupply.com/sifive/hifive-unleashed ($1000)
full blown RISC-V PC:
one can even build one’s own risc-v pc: (one can only hope that mass production will bring prices down)
is still pretty expensive
… but with $2000 also PRETTY EXPENSIVE.
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as seen in:
what else is out there https://www.crowdsupply.com/search?q=HiFive
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