Giveaway Week 2023 – i-Pi SMARC 1200 devkit with Mediatek Genio 1200 Cortex-A78/A55 SoC

We’ll end this year’s Giveaway Week with a pretty powerful development kit – ADLINK i-Pi SMARC 1200 – powered by a MediaTek Genio 1200 octa-core processor with four Cortex-A78 cores @ up to 2.2 GHz, four Cortex-A55 cores, an Arm Mali Mali-G57 MC5 GPU, 4K hardware video decoding and decoding support, and a 4.8 TOPS NPU.

The mainboard is comprised of a SMARC 2.1-compliant system-on-module with 4GB LPDDR4 memory and 64GB UFS storage and fitted with a heatsink for cooling as well as a carrier board with a 4Kp60 capable HDMI 2.0 port, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, a 3.5mm audio jack, two 40-pin headers for I/Os including one compatible with the 40-pin Raspberry Pi GPIO header, plus LVDS connectors, MIPI CSI camera connectors, and M.2 expansion slots for storage and/or wireless expansion.

i-Pi SMARC 1200 Yocto Linux glmark2 benchmark

I tested the MediaTek Genio 1200 devkit with a Yocto Linux image last June and ran some of the built-in benchmarks to evaluate the CPU, GPU, AI performance (with CPU or GPU but not using the NPU yet), and memory bandwidth. The UFS flash was tested with FIO reporting over 500MB/s sequential read speed and 169MB/s sequential write speed. So the performance of the kit is really good in all aspects.

But there was still some work to do on the software front at the time, as I failed to use an M.2 SSD, and another person had issues with a WiFi module, plus the AI demos did not include the 4.8 TOPS AI accelerators. Nearly five months have passed since then, so I’d expect better support for Yocto Linux now. The company is also working on Ubuntu 20.04/22.04 and Android 13 support, but I was just told those were still under testing and not quite ready for release at this time.

i-Pi SMARC 1200 giveaway

The i-Pi SMARC 1200 kit in the giveaway includes all the items in the photo above, with the board itself, the power supply and power cord, a micro USB cable, and a Quick Starter Guide. However, I removed the RTC battery to avoid potential issues with shipping.

To enter the draw simply leave a comment with your country and whatever else you’d like to say (no links in the body of the comment). If the country is missing, I’ll consider the entry void. Other rules are as follows:

  • Only one entry per contest. I will filter out entries with the same IP and/or email address.
  • Contests are open for 48 hours starting at 10 a.m. (Bangkok time) every day.
  • Comments will be closed after 48 hours. If comments are open, the contest is still going on.
  • Winners will be selected with random.org and announced in the comments section of each giveaway.
  • I’ll contact the winner by email, and I’ll expect an answer within 24 hours, or I’ll pick another winner. Note that I may not be able to contact people who log in with Facebook, Twitter, or Google, so it’s better to use an email address to enter the draw.
  • Shipping
    • $28 for registered airmail small packet or ePacket for overseas shipping payable via PayPal within 48 hours once the contest (for a given product) is complete. If PayPal is not an option in your country, we can try to find another payment solution.
    • All prizes will be shipped at the same time once we get all the winners, so around November 15.
  • I’ll make sure we have 7 different winners, so if you have already won a device during this giveaway week, I’ll draw another person.

Good luck to all! ADLINK’s i-Pi SMARC 1200 can also be purchased on the company’s online store for $379 plus shipping. Note the kit there includes a WiFi module, that was not included in the review sample I received.

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6 months ago

Poland – I’d love to finish what you have started.

Ingmar Guillaume
Ingmar Guillaume
6 months ago

From Belgium.
This looks like a fantastic dec board

Nate Rees
Nate Rees
6 months ago

Very nice! United States

KunYi Chen
KunYi Chen
6 months ago

love from Taiwan

Ramin
Ramin
6 months ago

Iran

Shubham
Shubham
6 months ago

India – I like testing llm on SBCs

Igor Moura
6 months ago

That’s a really powerful ARM board, I’d love to have it!
Thanks from Brazil 🙂

Chris Wilson
6 months ago

Hi from the SF Bay Area in the USA!

Lyle Holyoak
Lyle Holyoak
6 months ago

United States, Montana

Jisheng Zhang
Jisheng Zhang
6 months ago

Hi from China

Jason
Jason
6 months ago

Excellent, united States

maurer
maurer
6 months ago

want one in Romania

Christoph Appel
Christoph Appel
6 months ago

Germany – great stuff

Stanislav Vasilev
Stanislav Vasilev
6 months ago

Greetings from Bulgaria!

Chris Ivarsson
Chris Ivarsson
6 months ago

Good morning from cold Sweden 🙂

Kobe
Kobe
6 months ago

Canada, good luck everyone

Pan Pe
6 months ago

Hello from Canada! These SBCs with NPUs are getting more popular eh?

Boris Emery
Boris Emery
6 months ago

Like it, France

Salvador
Salvador
6 months ago

Argentina, Microlinux here

Jakub
Jakub
6 months ago

Greetings from rainy Poland

Eli
Eli
6 months ago

Greetings from Israel

Vlastimil Skacel
Vlastimil Skacel
6 months ago

Hi from Czech Republic

Xtract
Xtract
6 months ago

I would love to see one in Germany!

Gabriel R
Gabriel R
6 months ago

Hello from the US

Linumiz
6 months ago

Happy Diwali from India!

Rudi
Rudi
6 months ago

From Melbourne, Australia

Bezeria
6 months ago

Netherlands

q4a
6 months ago

Looks good. Russia

tenerya
tenerya
6 months ago

Germany
Great chance to work with a SMARC module!

Balazs Gy
Balazs Gy
6 months ago

Hungary – quite powerful, I would love to play with it.

Codrut R.
Codrut R.
6 months ago

Romania, thanks!

khiem
khiem
6 months ago

Vietnam

Pascal C.
Pascal C.
6 months ago

Hi from France o/

David Carlson
6 months ago

Mobile sensor gathering and analytics platform

khiem
khiem
6 months ago

From Vietnam

Balázs Gyenge
Balázs Gyenge
6 months ago

Greetings from Hungary. 🙂

Cezary
Cezary
6 months ago

Poland

Alex Mina
6 months ago

Greetings from Ukraine!

Ye th
Ye th
6 months ago

Singapore

SRY
SRY
6 months ago

Indonesia

Erik S
Erik S
6 months ago

Greetings from Sweden 😀

Jasbir
Jasbir
6 months ago

Hello from UK

STr
STr
6 months ago

Hello to all, from Russia!

tester99
tester99
6 months ago

Looks cool! From USA.

Ahmed
Ahmed
6 months ago

From Saudi Arabia

James Nugen
James Nugen
6 months ago

Nice dev board! United States

Aaron Melville-Smith
Aaron Melville-Smith
6 months ago

Australia.
Very nice.

Rob Brown
Rob Brown
6 months ago

Hello from New Zealand 🙂

Jimmy
Jimmy
6 months ago

Hello from the USA

Klaudiusz
Klaudiusz
6 months ago

Hello from Poland

Sathish Guru
Sathish Guru
6 months ago

Hello from India!

Alex
Alex
6 months ago

Hello from Russia

Da Xue
Da Xue
6 months ago

USA CI

frostworx
frostworx
6 months ago

Greetings from Germany

Rui Cruz
Rui Cruz
6 months ago

hello from Portual

Philippe Sannier
Philippe Sannier
6 months ago

France – I would love to play with this board

Victor
Victor
6 months ago

Belgium

Peter Steenbergen
6 months ago

Greetings from The Netherlands

Magnus
Magnus
6 months ago

Hello from Finland!

Pch Simon
Pch Simon
6 months ago

Hello from Germany 🙂

wxt
6 months ago

United States – nice board

Ward
Ward
6 months ago

I’m from United States, North Carolina.
I would love to win ADLINK i-Pi SMARC 1200 and learn how to use Ubuntu and Android 13.

Cheers 🙂

Pim
Pim
6 months ago

Netherlands

Ezneh
Ezneh
6 months ago

Greetings from Belgium!

Alx
Alx
6 months ago

Greetings from Belarus!

Vasco Braga
6 months ago

This one will definitely come to Portugal! Thank you!

Boris
6 months ago

Hi from Croatia

haiko
haiko
6 months ago

Hello from Czechia!

Lasha
Lasha
6 months ago

Hello from Georgia

6 months ago

Commenting from the Netherlands.. Thanks for your excellent indepent reviews!

Luna Snow
Luna Snow
6 months ago

United States! Thank you!

Vincent
Vincent
6 months ago

Greetings from France

Flustered
Flustered
6 months ago

Hello from the far away land of the United States!

6 months ago

hello fron Serbia

Loki
Loki
6 months ago

Hello from France !

Sangyong Gwak
6 months ago

Hello from South Korea

Caio Pedreira
Caio Pedreira
6 months ago

Hello from Brazil !!

Gabriel Kanes
Gabriel Kanes
6 months ago

Thanks for the contests from USA!

Jul
Jul
6 months ago

Awesome!
Greetings from Germany

Loic
Loic
6 months ago

Greetings from Switzerland 🙂

Darius
Darius
6 months ago

Looks amazing
United Kingdom

Ivan Podogov
6 months ago

United Kingdom

Toby
Toby
6 months ago

Hi from Sweden !

David
David
6 months ago

Greetings from Spain.

Dean
Dean
6 months ago

Malaysia here!

George
George
6 months ago

Very powerful kit, thank you! Hi from The Netherlands.

TLS
TLS
6 months ago

Sweden

urostor
urostor
6 months ago

Hello from Poland

Toms
Toms
6 months ago

Cheers from Latvia!

Juha
Juha
6 months ago

Finland. Looks a bit tight on the memory side, otherwise surely worth a spin.

Willy
6 months ago

After all, why not. -> France

Florent
Florent
6 months ago

Hello from France. What a powerful arm dev board.

SmittyTech
6 months ago

United States – I’d love to automate something with that board and Python!

Elias
Elias
6 months ago

Hello from Brazil

Oleksii Os.
Oleksii Os.
6 months ago

Greetings from Ukraine!
Nice board (with decent specs. at least) 🙂

Kuan-Yi Li
Kuan-Yi Li
6 months ago

Hello from Taiwan!

Bie Lamon
Bie Lamon
6 months ago

From Belgium.
Wow. What a kit!

Kubo
Kubo
6 months ago

Slovakia

Kwinten Guillaume
Kwinten Guillaume
6 months ago

Hello from Belgium. Best of luck all

Joren Guillaume
Joren Guillaume
6 months ago

Greetings again from Belgium, definitely have a use for this. 😀

Alonso
Alonso
6 months ago

Awesome giveaway! Greetings from Germany!

8bitsquid
8bitsquid
6 months ago

United Kingdom here!

michael zweers
michael zweers
6 months ago

The Netherlands

Andrejs
Andrejs
6 months ago

Switzerland

Dieter
6 months ago

Hello again from Belgium!

Biasio95
Biasio95
6 months ago

Amazing stuff!
Greetings from Italy!

Daniel Valleskey
Daniel Valleskey
6 months ago

I wonder if all that CPU and GPU power could even be utilized to it’s fullest with only 4gb of memory

Юрий Шалкин
6 months ago

Hello from Russia!

Shivendoo Deshmukh
Shivendoo Deshmukh
6 months ago

Hello from India!
Would love to get my hands on this powerful module

inspector
inspector
6 months ago

Russia

Romain
Romain
6 months ago

Hi from France

Pio Rommel Dasal
6 months ago

Philippines
Love reading your articles. This SBC would make a great replacement for my old Pi.

Luc
Luc
6 months ago

This looks pretty cool. Especially if “it’s for free”, cause, otherwise it’s definitively overpriced for me/spec+sw support.

Regards from France

Ryan Tennill
Ryan Tennill
6 months ago

Rockin in the USA

David Dederscheck
David Dederscheck
6 months ago

Greetings from Germany! I am always excited at the prospect of energy-efficient ARM based interface-rich SoCs for various applications.

Scott P.
Scott P.
6 months ago

USA – MediiaTek has been killing it lately!

Edward
Edward
6 months ago

United States

Occam
Occam
6 months ago

Nice. Tennessee, USA

Marco
Marco
6 months ago

Italia
Well done!

Stephen Foster
Stephen Foster
6 months ago

Greatings from the United States of America. Great content.

Maroc
Maroc
6 months ago

Italia. Well done!

Artem
Artem
6 months ago

Ukraine
Interesting piece of hardware 😉

Pantelis
Pantelis
6 months ago

Greece. Greetings
Nice hardware to play around

Tung Nguyen Huy
Tung Nguyen Huy
6 months ago

I would love to have, Vietnam

Yuri
Yuri
6 months ago

from Russia with love

Kienan A
6 months ago

Neat kit — From America

Dmsc
Dmsc
6 months ago

No comments yet from Chile!

Philip
Philip
6 months ago

USA!

itchy n scratchy
itchy n scratchy
6 months ago

Sounds like fun!
Switzerland

NikolaS
NikolaS
6 months ago

Serbia

Rachid
6 months ago

Hello from Morocco

Jeroen Wolf
6 months ago

Great stuff, grts from the Netherlands

Greg Dalton
6 months ago

From Canada…🍁👍

Guillaume
Guillaume
6 months ago

Hi from France

kamila
6 months ago

Poland – I’d love to play around with a Mediatek board for a change, Qualcomm is getting boring

KotCzarny
6 months ago

poland

Arvo
Arvo
6 months ago

Hi from Latvia!

Hicham
Hicham
6 months ago

Bonjour de France

Max
Max
6 months ago

Hi from Texas, USA!

Johan Rydmark
Johan Rydmark
6 months ago

This would be fun to work on here in Sweden.

Abbadon
Abbadon
6 months ago

Hi from The Netherlands

Leroi
Leroi
6 months ago

United States

Ro Phelan
Ro Phelan
6 months ago

Hi from NZ

Jaz
Jaz
6 months ago

UK – good luck all

Hong
Hong
6 months ago

USA. MediaTek now can make processors as powerful as Qualcomm.

Sheng
Sheng
6 months ago

Canada

Dainis
6 months ago

Hi from Latvia!

dedecou
dedecou
6 months ago

From Brazil, wow this one is incredible.
Ending the giveaway week in a very high note.

Midgy
6 months ago

Hey from France 🇫🇷

DressMA
DressMA
6 months ago

Greetings from United Kingdom !

Walter
Walter
6 months ago

Spain

Erik
Erik
6 months ago

Poland.
Awesome little device

Jose Xavier
Jose Xavier
6 months ago

From Portugal with love!

Bryce
Bryce
6 months ago

From Malaysia, great content as usual!!

Abhishek Kalyankar
Abhishek Kalyankar
6 months ago

Hello from Mumbai, India

Ian
Ian
6 months ago

United States

Lalith
Lalith
6 months ago

Hello from United Kingdom .. cool board .. good luck everyone

L_oled
6 months ago

France!

W Zhang
W Zhang
6 months ago

Looks really nice, from United States

udif
udif
6 months ago

Thanks from Israel

Albert
Albert
6 months ago

Hello from the United States of America..

Mika
Mika
6 months ago

Hello from Finland

Patrick McDonnell
Patrick McDonnell
6 months ago

G’Day from Australia

ANISSE
ANISSE
6 months ago

From France with luv

Nand
Nand
6 months ago

Brazil

Oliver K
Oliver K
6 months ago

Germany

Arina
Arina
6 months ago

Greetings from Saint Petersburg, Russia!!!

Thomas Lopes
Thomas Lopes
6 months ago

From USA. Looks nice

R B
R B
6 months ago

United States

Andrea R
Andrea R
6 months ago

Hello from Italy!

Tim Fischbach
Tim Fischbach
6 months ago

Hello from Germany!

Leandro
Leandro
6 months ago

Hi from Italy!

Edward Hunt
Edward Hunt
6 months ago

Washington, United States
I would love a board for tinkering.

Aashitech
Aashitech
6 months ago

INDIA

tvall
tvall
6 months ago

United States. looks like a fun board

Alex Tsai
Alex Tsai
6 months ago

Nice. From Taiwan

Bill
Bill
6 months ago

This will be very popular indeed. UK.

Matt
Matt
6 months ago

Greetings from Galapagos!

Kedar Koppikar
Kedar Koppikar
6 months ago

From India

Zuan Nguyen
Zuan Nguyen
6 months ago

From Vietnam with love “D

Alfio Bosco
Alfio Bosco
6 months ago

Ciao from Italy

Andrew
Andrew
6 months ago

Hello from USA

Hai-Ninh Dang
Hai-Ninh Dang
6 months ago

Xin chào, from Vietnam

someone
someone
6 months ago

here’s a friendly “moin” from germany

pon
pon
6 months ago

Greetings from Thailand

John Ross Hunt
John Ross Hunt
6 months ago

Greetings from Chicago IL, United States.

Jake Eberly
Jake Eberly
6 months ago

United States – Always love to have new equipment on the bench!

Joe Bleau
Joe Bleau
6 months ago

USA!

Hoang vo
Hoang vo
6 months ago

Hello from Vietnam

Thom Scatliff
Thom Scatliff
6 months ago

USA. Looks good once the OS is ready.

TonyT
TonyT
6 months ago

United States

Thiago Rocha
Thiago Rocha
6 months ago

Good luck everyone!
United States

lifelion
lifelion
6 months ago

Ne pas laisser passer. France!
Thank you

RazorBurn
6 months ago

Australia

Karpiu
Karpiu
6 months ago

Great device for me. Poland

mlopez
mlopez
6 months ago

I would love it. From Spain

arprip
arprip
6 months ago

From Taiwan

Sushionroad
Sushionroad
6 months ago

Germany

Phan Hoang Dinh
Phan Hoang Dinh
6 months ago

From Vietnam

jeanrhum
jeanrhum
6 months ago

Hello from France!

Sergey
Sergey
6 months ago

Latvia

Peter Matthiaas
6 months ago

Stupid rainbow-land needs this!

Taiyou Kuo
Taiyou Kuo
6 months ago

Really interested in this kit, from Taiwan

Werner Oscar
6 months ago

Hello from Ghana, the dev board specs look great for wireless sensor network projects.

Phillemon
Phillemon
6 months ago

I can’t wait to be put my hands on it.l think these device is a game changer

Ken James
Ken James
6 months ago

USA – I’d love to use this on my Greyhound bus project!

Alexey Roslyakov
6 months ago

Greetings from the Philippines!

pi-r
pi-r
6 months ago

Greetings from Poland.

SamG
6 months ago

Germany

Branko
Branko
6 months ago