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devices [2020/05/26 04:47]
lbrpdx
devices [2021/04/11 11:14]
joinski
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 Also, you can find some [[supported_hardware|additional information on this page]]. Also, you can find some [[supported_hardware|additional information on this page]].
  
-Finally, if you are looking to purchase a new board, the best is fist to check the available emulators for each of them [[https://batocera.org/compatibility|on the compatibility matri]]x.+And see [[choose_a_board|How to choose a board]]. 
 + 
 +Finally, if you are looking to purchase a new board, the best is fist to check the available emulators for each of them [[https://batocera.org/compatibility.php|on the compatibility matrix]].
  
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 ====Raspberry Pi Zero==== ====Raspberry Pi Zero====
  
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 == Suggestions == == Suggestions ==
 Good for a wide range of emulators, but if you want to take it further, look at Odroid XU4 or N2. Good for a wide range of emulators, but if you want to take it further, look at Odroid XU4 or N2.
 +
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 +====Odroid C4====
 +
 +== Description ==
 +
 +== Limitations ==
 +
 +== Needed Accessories ==
 +
 +== Suggestions ==
 +Good for a wide range of emulators, this board provides performance close to Raspberry Pi 4.
  
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 == Suggestions == == Suggestions ==
-Aside from a PC, this device is one of the best for emulating more intensive systems, only topped by the more recent Odroid N2.+Aside from a PC, this device is one of the best for emulating more intensive systems, only topped by the more recent Odroid N2 and N2+.
  
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-====Odroid N2====+====Odroid N2 and N2+====
  
 == Description == == Description ==
 +
 +Even if the SBC is a bit larger than a Raspberry Pi, it's still very small for bartop/arcade projects. It's also much more powerful and completely fanless.
  
 == Limitations == == Limitations ==
  
 == Needed Accessories == == Needed Accessories ==
 +
 +Compared to a Raspberry Pi, the Odroid N2 and N2+ don't provide wifi or bluetooth controllers out of the box (but many USB wifi or BT dongles are compatible).
  
 == Suggestions == == Suggestions ==
-Aside from a PC, this device is one of the best for emulating the latest systems.+Aside from a PC, these devices are some of the best for emulating the latest systems, up to Gamecube. 
 + 
  
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-====Odroid Go Advance====+====Odroid Go Advance / Super====
  
 == Description == == Description ==
-Available in two variants: original Odroid Go Advance (launched in January 2020) and Odroid Go Advance Black Edition (launched in June 2020, which provides a USB-C power connector, integrated wifi, and two smallish R2/L2 additional buttons).+Available in several variants:  
 +  * original Odroid Go Advance launched in January 2020 
 +  * Odroid Go Advance Black Edition launched in June 2020, which provides a USB-C power connector, integrated wifi, and two smallish R2/L2 additional buttons 
 +  * Odroid Go Super - launched in January 2021, with a larger 5" screen, two analog controllers, dedicated volume buttons (but no integrated wifi any more) 
 + 
 +There are other handheld "clones" of the Odroid Go Advance available on the market, powered by the same SoC, that are fully compatible with the same Batocera build, like RK2020 and Anbernic RG351P.
  
 == Limitations == == Limitations ==
 +  * If you want to use wifi and/or bluetooth on the original Odroid Go Advance, you must add a dongle that provide the two at same time because there is only one USB port. [[hardware:compatible_dongle_list|Compatible Dongles list]]
  
 == Needed Accessories == == Needed Accessories ==
 +  * SD Card
 +  * WIFI USB Dongle (To add internet for original OGA or OGS)
 +  * Bluetooth USB Dongle (for multiplayer for Original OGA or OGS)
  
 == Suggestions == == Suggestions ==
 More Powerful than a Raspberry Pi/GPi Case, the Odroid Go Advance is currently one of the best handheld platforms for Batocera and emulation in general. More Powerful than a Raspberry Pi/GPi Case, the Odroid Go Advance is currently one of the best handheld platforms for Batocera and emulation in general.
 +
 +The OGA has 6 buttons under the screen: from left to right
 +   [ SELECT ] [ VOL - ] [ VOL + ] [BRIGHT - ] [ BRIGHT + ] [ START ] 
 +
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 +====Khadas VIM2====
 +== Description ==
 +[[https://www.khadas.com/vim2|Khadas VIM2]] has a beefy Amlogic S912 SoC: x4 Cortex A53 performance-cores (1.5Ghz), and x4 Cortex A53 efficiency-cores (1.0Ghz) are merged into a octo-core configuration, coupled with a Mali-T820 MP3 GPU running at 600 MHz.
 +
 +This board is powered by open source Mesa panfrost driver and therefore currently limited to OpenGL ES 2.0. Support for OpenGL ES 3 will be available when Mesa supports it on this GPU.
 +
 +Support introduced in Batocera.linux **29**.
 +
 +For compatibility information, check https://batocera.org/compatibility and use s912 as reference.
 +
 +== Limitations ==
 +At the time of writing:
 +  * This board needs testing, please report any issues and we will add them to this list.
 +
 +== Needed Accessories ==
 +  * SD Card
 +
 +== Suggestions ==
 +If board keeps booting into Android, you need to erase the onboard eMMC  (Sorry!). Check [[https://docs.khadas.com/vim2/HowtoEraseEMMC.html|VIM2 Documentation]] for procedure.
 +
 +To change resolution, edit /boot/extlinux/extlinux.conf.
  
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 To change resolution, edit /boot/extlinux/extlinux.conf. To change resolution, edit /boot/extlinux/extlinux.conf.
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 +====Amlogic S905 based TV Boxes====
 +== Description ==
 +Amlogic GXBB/GXL family boxes featuring Quad Core 64bit Cortex-A53 cpu and MALI-450 GPU.
  
 +Support available in Batocera.linux **30.0** with mainline linux kernel. 
 +
 +For compatibility information, check https://batocera.org/compatibility .
 +
 +== Tested Devices ==
 +There are a wide range of devices available on the market with various wifi/lan/bt chipsets. 
 +If you have tested a device please report back the results on Discord. 
 +
 +The following devices are tested:
 +^ Model/Make     ^ LAN    ^ Wifi  ^ Bluetooth          ^ Tested DTB                ^
 +| Tanix TX3 Max  | Works  | Works | N/A (use a dongle) |meson-gxl-s905x-p212.dtb   |
 +
 +
 +== Limitations ==
 +At the time of writing:
 +  * Video splash is disabled
 +  * Shutdown may not work (reboots the system)
 +  * If your bluetooth or wifi is not working you can add a compatible dongle. [[hardware:compatible_dongle_list|Compatible Dongles list]]
 +
 +== Needed Accessories ==
 +  * SD Card or USB stick
 +
 +== Suggestions ==
 +You have to use a device specific .dtb in the FDT section of **uEnv.txt** file which is located on the root of your SD card.\\  
 +There are some dtb-s included in /boot, so if one does not work it is safe to try out another.\\ 
 +On the first boot you may have to keep pressing the reset for a few seconds. It is usually located under a small hole on the bottom of the box, or inside of the 3.5 audio jack connector. In this case you can use a toothpick to press the button.\\ 
 +Please do not use dtb-s from other sources (older Batocera.linux versions or from other distributions) as they will not work.
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 +====Amlogic S905X3 based TV Boxes====
 +
 +**THIS ARTICLE IS WIP!**
 +
 +== Description ==
 +Amlogic SM1 family boxes featuring Quad Core 64bit Cortex-A55 cpu and MALI-G31 GPU.
 +
 +Support will be available in Batocera.linux **31.0**. 
 +
 +<WRAP center round important 70%>
 +There is a kernel/u-boot bug that may cause strange colors. There is no fix for that yet but for a workaround do the following:\\
 +Depending on the media you should copy the u-boot.sd or u-boot.usb file to uboot.ext and reboot. 
 +</WRAP>
 + 
 +== Tested Devices ==
 +There are a wide range of s905x3 based devices are available on the market with various wifi/lan/bt chipsets. 
 +If you have tested a device please report back the results on Discord. 
 +HK1BOX / VONATAR x3 / H96 max devices known to be the same and know to be work so this is a recommended one to start to play with.
 +
 +The following devices are tested:
 +^ Model/Make        ^ LAN    ^ Wifi   ^ Bluetooth  ^ Tested DTB                ^
 +| Vontar X3         | Works  | Works  | Works      | meson-sm1-h96-max.dtb     |
 +| X96 Air 4GB/32GB  | Works  | N/A    | N/A        | meson-sm1-x96-air-4g.dtb  |
 +
 +== Limitations ==
 +At the time of writing:
 +  * Shutdown/reboot may not work 
 +  
 +== Needed Accessories ==
 +  * SD Card or USB stick
 +
 +== Suggestions ==
 +You have to use a device specific .dtb in the FDT section of **uEnv.txt** file which is located on the root of your SD card.\\  
 +There are some dtb-s included in /boot, so if one does not work it is safe to try out another.\\ 
 +On the first boot you may have to keep pressing the reset for a few seconds. It is usually located under a small hole on the bottom of the box, or inside of the 3.5 audio jack connector. In this case you can use a toothpick to press the button.\\ 
 +Please do not use dtb-s from other sources as they will not work.
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   * Controller   * Controller
 == Suggestions == == Suggestions ==
-No suggestions really -- anything in the last few years should play fine. Having a powerful GPU helps for the most intensive emulators (PS2, Wii, 3DS...). Some comparative data can be found [[pc_performance|on this page]].+No suggestions really -- anything in the last few years should play fine. Having a powerful GPU helps for the most intensive emulators (PS2, PS3, Wii, WiiU, 3DS...). Some comparative data can be found [[pc_performance|on this page]].
  
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