• Sign in to Neowin Faster!

    Create an account on Neowin to contribute and support the site.

Sign in to follow this  

LattePanda Alpha ... WITH external GPU!

Recommended Posts

Unobscured Vision    2,665

A modern single-board computer that I actually want ...

 

Reference on what the Alpha is:

 

And what I'm yammering about:

 

Imagine the possibilities ... :yes: the above is just the guy messing around and testing whether it was possible -- then getting into some comparison benchmarking.

 

I want.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mindovermaster    1,967

Can do miles around that Pi, eh? :D

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
goretsky    1,045

Hello,

 

Behaves more like a low-end laptop or tablet, from looking at the specs.  Might be interesting for embedded systems in vehicles, etc.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Unobscured Vision    2,665

I agree. It's an interesting premise and use case/scenario. Lots of different application possibilities with that kind of power, too. Especially paired with a GeForce 1030 (now that we know it can handle it, if supplied with appropriate power).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Unobscured Vision    2,665

Okay, this is impressive for a SBC. As if I didn't already like the LP Alpha ... yeesh! :yes: 

 

 

Bwahaha ... that is so cool ... 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
adrynalyne    11,837

Neat but too expensive for any use case I would have.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mindovermaster    1,967

And now with a 1060!

 

 

It's not much better than the 1050Ti. As the x4 slot is your bottleneck here.

 

But still, even with the 1050Ti this thing is a winner in my books.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Unobscured Vision    2,665

Yep, kinda what the rest of the SBC'ers were thinking would happen too. Us included. The bottleneck would happen with the 1060.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mindovermaster    1,967

New video on LattePada.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LostCat    1,294

I like the idea of it but I've already got enough computing equipment by far.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mindovermaster    1,967
54 minutes ago, LostCat said:

I like the idea of it but I've already got enough computing equipment by far.

Well, some people need more :laugh:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mindovermaster    1,967

Update just to add info:

 

Latte Panda Alpha + EVGA FTW3 2080Ti

 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Unobscured Vision    2,665

That's SUPER interesting!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
neoraptor    59

With that price tag it doesn't make much sense, you can get a dirt cheap small notebook or one of those fanless chinese htpc for less. By the time you add GPU and hdd it isn't that small.

I have core i5 fully aluminum chinese htpc and is brilliant, also have orange pi pc2 - really small, low power, gigabit ethernet and cheap as hell.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mindovermaster    1,967
28 minutes ago, neoraptor said:

With that price tag it doesn't make much sense, you can get a dirt cheap small notebook or one of those fanless chinese htpc for less. By the time you add GPU and hdd it isn't that small.

I have core i5 fully aluminum chinese htpc and is brilliant, also have orange pi pc2 - really small, low power, gigabit ethernet and cheap as hell.

He said that he just happened to have a 2080Ti. It's not really pratical.

 

The 1060 is the best bang per buck. Go above that, and you are bottlenecking.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Daniel F.    577

I think it would make for a good HTPC build but its gotta be cheap. But it is a glimpse of the future maybe. SOC's is definitely the way its going.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mindovermaster    1,967
28 minutes ago, Daniel F. said:

I think it would make for a good HTPC build but its gotta be cheap. But it is a glimpse of the future maybe. SOC's is definitely the way its going.

Well, $2400 for the 2080Ti ain't cheap by any nature... 😛 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Daniel F.    577
33 minutes ago, Mindovermaster said:

Well, $2400 for the 2080Ti ain't cheap by any nature

I was thinking more the 1050ti or even the 1030gt which is great for one of my htpc's. I have tried raspberry pie but was a bit slow for my needs.

 

thinking about it using a 1030gt would make for a good shoebox build :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
+InsaneNutter    1,336
23 minutes ago, Daniel F. said:

I was thinking more the 1050ti or even the 1030gt which is great for one of my htpc's. I have tried raspberry pie but was a bit slow for my needs.

 

thinking about it using a 1030gt would make for a good shoebox build :)

I was thinking the same after reading this thread.

 

However after having a quick browse the LattePanda 2G/32GB without a Windows 10 licence is £83, GeForce GT 1030 is £75 and add £10 for a good quality charger to power it.

 

You'd then want some sort of case to put it in, so I suspect you are going to be in to the £200 price range for a complete build.

 

That will get you playing back 4K with no DRM, however if you want Netflix 4K your then going to need a 1050ti minimum, a PSU to power that and a Windows licence.

 

For a little more an 8th Gen Intel Nuc would seem a much more complete package, however granted no where near as fun as putting something like the LattePanda together.

 

I'm certainly going to keep an eye on the LattePanda either way :)

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mindovermaster    1,967
57 minutes ago, InsaneNutter said:

I was thinking the same after reading this thread.

 

However after having a quick browse the LattePanda 2G/32GB without a Windows 10 licence is £83, GeForce GT 1030 is £75 and add £10 for a good quality charger to power it.

 

You'd then want some sort of case to put it in, so I suspect you are going to be in to the £200 price range for a complete build.

 

That will get you playing back 4K with no DRM, however if you want Netflix 4K your then going to need a 1050ti minimum, a PSU to power that and a Windows licence.

 

For a little more an 8th Gen Intel Nuc would seem a much more complete package, however granted no where near as fun as putting something like the LattePanda together.

 

I'm certainly going to keep an eye on the LattePanda either way :)

Well, the new Pi is on it's way. Should be better than the last 3.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
+InsaneNutter    1,336
5 minutes ago, Mindovermaster said:

Well, the new Pi is on it's way. Should be better than the last 3.

I'm certainly interested to see if the next Pi 4K capable.

 

The Pi 2 and Pi 3 are not bad at all though. I have some in our showroom at work playing various 1080p product videos on a loop.

 

I then have another 6 in various offices which bootup and start streaming various rtsp CCTV steams with OMXPlayer, multiplexing various different camera feeds on to 1080p screens.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Unobscured Vision    2,665

I'm curiously interested to see what this years' offerings bring to the table, myself. Now that the Alpha has raised the bar in terms of power/capability everyone else is probably aiming at this performance point, minimally .. or I hope they are. Otherwise it's going to go badly for them sales-wise.

 

Nvidia Shield and the Alpha. These two are the standard now.

And it bears mentioning that there will be some kind of push to have PCIe x16 baked in to at least some of these SBC's going forward.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Millionwords    0

You should just add a 1650, that way you dont need an external power brick

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mindovermaster    1,967
4 minutes ago, Millionwords said:

You should just add a 1650, that way you dont need an external power brick

Uh, this was posted before the 1650 came out...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.