So I was planning to get RPI4 then found Odroid N2 yet digging more I got to VIM3 (thanks Aliexpress recommendations). So far I really like it, coming from Pi3B
Pros over N2:
- slightly better performance at least on paper?
- NPU (optional but good to have it)
- WiFi onboard
- bluetooth onboard
- USB-C power supply and 5V
- EMMC included (although cannot replace)
Pros over Pi4:
- regular HDMI cable
- (main) performance
so summing this up, it’s the best choice overall, ignoring the price of course and said I got my research good,
The only concern is I saw, the same with N2 basically - the GPU. After seeing Hardkernel is working on full Wayland support in N2 and it’s going pretty well already on 5.4 kernel for ubuntu 20.04.
I’ve read a lot of effort about it, does VIM3 has similar thing to offer in the near future? The board seems great overall but software wise Pi4 seems to be superior. VIM3 isn’t as popular it seems as Odroids, not sure how’s the software support here
Should I be concerned with VIM3 for GPU?
I primarily target game emulation, so this is very important I can run at least PSX games and maybe some of the PSP ones. Also I got 2xPS3 pads so best if I could pair them with bluetooth but at last I think I can be fine with USB cable either.
Is there any distribution that is simple and easy to go with like raspbian? Or maybe I can simply go with manjaro and be happy that bleeding-edge kernel and packages will already include lima driver etc in upstream?