You’ve probably heard about the ODROID-X development board announced in July by Hardkernel. They now have an updated version called ODroid-X2 with Samsung Exynos 4412 clocked at 1.7 GHz (vs 1.4 GHz) and 2 GB RAM (vs 1 GB RAM for the first version). They also boosted the Mali 400 clock speed from 400 MHz to 533 MHz.
Apart from being a good mobile development platform, the 2 GB RAM could make the board a pretty good native ARM build machine under Ubuntu, as I’ve read 1 GB RAM is not always enough at link stage (e.g. for Debian packages, sorry I can’t find the link), unless you use swap which tremendously slows things down.
The rest of the board seems identical and it just looks the same as the first version. Charbax shot a video of Hardkernel ODroid-X2 development board at ARM Techcon 2012:
ODroid-X2 will cost $149 (ODroid-X costs $129) and be available at the end of November.
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We are waiting for a linux 100% compatible ARM board, perhaps this will be the device.
If this is one is 100% linux compatible, I suppose the first Odroid-X will be too.
Actually, I think there are already linux compatible platforms such as Pandaboard or Snowball, although I’m not always sure the GPU side is always up to date.
It seems Samsung is committed to release the source code, including part of the GPU (TBC) – http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTIxMjU
So this is basically just an overclocked version of the odroid-x with more ram ?..
Sort of. I think the CPU revision different, because the CPU used in the original Odroid-X can not be overclocked to 1.7 / 1.8 GHz