Libre Computer Board Model Differences and Optimal Application

We have a lot of models with a standardized naming convention designed for different purposes. This will break down the benefits of each model and provide guidance on the optimal application they are designed for. All boards are supported by upstream u-boot and Linux.

AML-S805X-AC La Frite $15 Compact Low Profile Media/Retro Gaming Board with Surprising Performance and Compact Form Factor Ideal for Low End Mini Computer and WS2812B/NeoPixel LED Controller

  • Small Form Factor with USB in Front on Pi Mounting Holes
  • 12mm Low Profile
  • BIOS/SystemReady
  • 4 x E Cores @ 1.4GHz
  • Up to 1GB DRAM
  • MicroUSB Power
  • No MicroSD Card Slot! eMMC Only
  • Compact Size and USB in Front are Ideal for Emulation and Media Center
  • 1080P Video Support Optimized for Kodi in CoreELEC

ALL-H3-CC H5 Tritium $25 Low Cost Binary Free Open Source Top to Bottom that Would Make Richard Stallman Happy, Good for Retro Gaming, 4 Dedicated USB Controllers for Fast USB 2.0 Peripheral Performance and Latency, Ideal for USB Webcams

  • Pi 3 Form Factor
  • 4 x E Cores @ 1GHz
  • Up to 2GB DRAM
  • Headphone Jack
  • MicroUSB Power
  • Compatible with Audio HATs (PCM)
  • Stateless Video Decoders
  • 100% FOSS

AML-S905X-CC Le Potato $35 Do It All (Power Performance Media IO) Workhorse Board Compatible with Most Raspberry Pi Peripherals and Then Some, The Optimal Blend of Cost, CPU + GPU Performance, Low Power, Video Capability

  • Pi 3 Form Factor
  • 4 x E Cores @ 1.4GHz
  • Up to 2GB DRAM
  • Headphone Jack
  • MicroUSB Power
  • Lots of GPIOs (I2S/SARADC/SPDIF/Fan Too)
  • Compatible with Many HATs but not Audio HATs (PCM)
  • Great 4K Video Support Optimized for Kodi in CoreELEC

AML-S905X-CC-V2 Sweet Potato $35 Modernized Le Potato with USB Type-C Power, Power over Ethernet, Internal USB Header, and BIOS but without 3.5mm Jack

  • Pi 3 Form Factor except for USB Type-C Power
  • BIOS/SystemReady
  • 4 x E Cores @ 1.4GHz
  • Up to 2GB DRAM
  • USB Type-C Power
  • PoE Header
  • Lots of GPIOs (I2S/SARADC/SPDIF/Fan Too)
  • Compatible with Many HATs but not Audio HATs (PCM)
  • Great 4K Video Support Optimized for Kodi in CoreELEC

ROC-RK3328-CC Renegade $40 Pi 3 Style Optimized for NAS, VPN, PiHole, and Any IO Intensive Low Power Applications, Great for Connecting External 3.5" USB Hard Drive to LAN Network

  • Pi 3 Form Factor without One USB Type-A Port
  • 4 x E Cores @ 1.3GHz
  • Up to 4GB DRAM
  • Headphone Jack
  • MicroUSB Power
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • USB 3.1
  • Compatible with Many HATs but not Audio HATs (PCM)
  • 100% FOSS

ROC-RK3399-PC Renegade Elite $80 Desktop Class Performance Board Designed with Advanced Capabilities, Extensive Peripheral Capability Including Multiple CSI/DSI and EDP as well as DPoC

  • Libre Computer Stackable PC Form Factor
  • 12mm Low Profile
  • BIOS/SystemReady
  • 4 x M Cores @ 2.2 GHz + 2 x E Cores @ 2.0GHz
  • 4GB DRAM
  • USB Type-C Power Delivery
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • PoE Header
  • Lots of Header Expansion
  • MIPI CSI 4 Lane Support
  • MIPI DSI 4 Lane Support
  • MIPI CSI/DSI 4 Lane Support
  • EDP Support
  • DisplayPort over Type-C Support
  • 100% FOSS

AML-S905D-PC Tartiflette $50 Low Profile High Density Stackable Design with Gigabit Ethernet and PoE Potential

  • Libre Computer Stackable PC Form Factor
  • 12mm Low Profile
  • BIOS/SystemReady
  • 4 x E Cores @ 1.4GHz
  • 3GB DRAM
  • USB Type-C Power
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • PoE Header
  • Lots of GPIO Headers for Expansion
  • Great 4K Video Support Optimized for Kodi in CoreELEC

AML-S905D3-CC Solitude IO Performance meets AI, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3, HDMI EARC, Super Advanced Audio, Low Power and Cool in a Pi 3 Form Factor

  • Pi 3 Form Factor except for USB Type-C Power
  • BIOS/SystemReady
  • 4 x E Cores @ 2GHz
  • 4GB DRAM
  • 2T AI/Neuro Processing Unit (INT8)
  • USB Type-C Power
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • PoE Header
  • USB 3.1 x 4 Hub
  • Headphone Jack
  • MIPI CSI 2 Lane Support
  • MIPI DSI 4 Lane Support
  • Compatible with Most HATs including Audio HATs
  • HDMI EARC Support
  • Great 4K Video Support Optimized for Kodi in CoreELEC

AML-A311D-CC Alta If AI is your thing, this is the ultimate platform with Desktop Class Performance in a Pi 3 Form Factor

  • Pi 3 Form Factor except for USB Type-C Power
  • BIOS/SystemReady
  • 4 x M Cores @ 2.2 GHz + 2 x E Cores @ 2.0GHz
  • 4GB DRAM
  • 5T AI/Neuro Processing Unit (INT8)
  • USB Type-C Power
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • PoE Header
  • USB 3.1 x 4 Hub
  • Headphone Jack
  • MIPI CSI 4 Lane Support for 2 Cameras
  • MIPI DSI 4 Lane Support
  • Compatible with Most HATs including Audio HATs
  • Great 4K Video Support Optimized for Kodi in CoreELEC

Additional Resources

Some numbers about power consumption would be nice, as well as the max wattage the power supply must be able to handle.

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Power consumption for most of the boards have already been characterized. Please search for power consumption and you will see the relevant information. This is also available via the link on libretech-perf-test.