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ODROID-XU4

This is an excellent single board computer. You can expect more information, projects, and videos on this page soon.

You can find the Odroid XU4 on Amazon.

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Benchmarks show this system as being many times more powerful than a Raspberry Pi 3. I’ve glanced at some bench marks comparing it to the Raspberry Pi 4 and it seems to be vaugly on par at least in terms of CPU performance but it doesn’t have the option to go up to 8GB of RAM like the Pi 4 does.

You can run both Ubuntu and Android on this device.

Old as ov Nov 2020 current
Name ODROID-XU4
Year 2015
SOC Exynos 5422 Octa
CPU Cortex-A15 / Cortex-A7
Cores 4 / 4
Clock 2.0 / ?? GHz
Bits 32
GPU Mali-T628 MP6
RAM 2 GB
Storage microSD, eMMC
USB 1 × USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0
Video out HDMI 1.4a (type A)
Audio in HDMI
Audio out  
Network 10/100/1000 Ethernet
Peripherals GPIO, UART, I²C, I²S, SPI bus, PWMADC
Power source 5 V 4 A (5.5 x 2.1 mm )

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Odroid-XU4 Background

The Odroid-XU4 is the newest in the XU line not counting the ODROID-XU+E and the ODROID-XU4Q which are basically just variations of the XU4 anyway.

This board is actually a little bit of old. It comes from 2015 but it is still a reasonably powerful board. If you really want power you might be better off getting the N2+ which features Newer CPUs even though the XU4 Does have more total CPU cores.

It features an Exynos 5422 Octa system on a chip which includes a Cortex-A15 and a Cortex-A7. Half of the cores are high power cores and half of the cores are intended to save power. The CPU is still 32 bit though.

It comes with a Mali-T628 MP6 GPU which is similar to previous models in this line. It also comes with 2 GB of RAM which isn’t bad for an SBC but doesn’t really match up with the higher end SBCs that are out these days. Similar to almost all other Odroid models it comes with both microSD and eMMC storage options.

It also comes with 1 USB 2.0 port and 2 USB 3.0 ports which isn’t bad at all. Unsurprisingly it comes with an HDMI 1.4a (type A) port. It does come with Gigabit ethernet which stacks up well with more current models. Beyond all that it still features the expected expansion ports including GPIO, UART, and more.