At first glance, the Orange Pi 800 actually looks like the Raspberry Pi 400 . However, the Orange Pi 800 is equipped with a Rockchip RX3399 64-bit, which contains six cores.
Orange Pi 800
Another difference that is really visible – there is a VGA interface, whereas the Raspberry Pi 400 has two HDMI interfaces. A less visible difference is that the Orange Pi 800 offers support for up to 64 GB of eMMC storage. Unlike the Pi 400 (40 GPIO pins), the clone only has 26 GPIO pins.
Orange Pi 800 with VGA interface (Source: orangepi.org)
The Rockchip RK3399 also consists of a dual-core Arm Cortex-A72 (up to 1.8 GHz) and a quad-core Arm Cortex-A53 (up to 1.4 GHz). This component is also installed in other SoCs, such as the Rock Pi 4 C. The GPU is an Arm Mali-T860MP4 GPU that supports OpenGL ES, Vulkan and Open CL.
On this Chinese product page you can see that Chromium OS is pre-installed on the device. But Orange Pi OS is also specified as an alternative operating system.
With Chromium OS or Orange Pi OS
It is not yet known when the device will be available. A price is also not given. However, there is a note on the English website that the Pi 400 clone is to be sold via Amazon and Aliexpress.
Specifications of the Orange Pi 800
Apart from the differences mentioned, the device is quite similar to the Raspberry Pi 400:
- Rockchip RK3399 with 2x Arm Cortex-A72 cores (up to 1.8 GHz)
- 4x Arm Cortex-A53 Cores (bis zu 1.4 GHz)
- Arm Mali-T860MP4 GPU
- 4 GB LPDDR4
- 64 GByte eMMC
- Slot for microSD card
- 1x GbE LAN
- Dual-Band (2.4 GHz und 5.0GHz) IEEE 802.11b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi
- Screen Connections:
- 1x HDMI 2.0 (4K@60fps)
- 1x VGA
- 3.5mm Headphone & Microphone
- 1x USB 2.0
- 2x USB 3.0
- I/O interface Interface:
- 26 GPIO-Pins
- QWERTY keyboard
- 286 × 122 × 22 mm
- 385 Gramm
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