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There are two new Rockchip RK3566-based Compute Module 4 competitors, the Radxa CM3, and the Pine64 SOQuartz. Should you go buy one of these instead of a Raspberry Pi?

Maybe, but not yet. I’ll explain why.

Mentioned in this video:

– Radxa CM3: https://wiki.radxa.com/Rock3/CM3
– Pine64 SOQuartz: https://wiki.pine64.org/wiki/SOQuartz
– GitHub issue for CM3: https://github.com/geerlingguy/raspberry-pi-pcie-devices/issues/327
– GitHub issue for SOQuartz: https://github.com/geerlingguy/raspberry-pi-pcie-devices/issues/336
– My blog post on the boards: https://www.jeffgeerling.com/blog/2021/pine64-and-radxas-new-pi-cm4-compatible-boards

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Contents:

00:00 – Move over, Pi
01:02 – RK3566 and special features
02:10 – Expectations vs Reality
04:09 – The problem…
06:44 – There’s still hope!

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