VIM2 vs. VIM3L benchmarks?

Is there a benchmark difference between these 2?

If say they were both running the same Android version what would the differences be?

I know the 905 is newer then the 912 but but are they about the same speed wise?

For some reason when i got the VIM3L HTPC Kit i thought it was the 912 not sure why i thought that

You are wrong Android 9 / s905D3 vs Android 7 / s912

on performance tests they are equal +/-

in terms of components s905D3 ahead!

You want a lot of cores go for the S912,
If you want less no. but more powerful cores go for the S905D3

I believe that is simple enough, do you agree @Vladimir.v.v ? :smile:

To be honest, I would like to see on 905D3 4/32, but as they say what we have, I like both in my own way

Actually some of our forum members too wanted something like that, check some of the Latest posts in “VIM3 crypto” mining, u/wll1rah was asking something like that

link to his post here:VIM3 Crypto Currency Miner Build

Maybe if we push Khadas team for such a device, they might consider, just saying… :slight_smile:

Yes, I know about this desire of many, but for mining I think need a processor more powerful

LOL, let’s first get proper support on the A311d then ask for New SoC, perhaps in the Case of Rockchip,
I am eagerly waiting for that New RK3588, Man does that have a killer configuration, if that came out with proper support in half a year, I guess even the A311D is poof.

I ask nothing, I like everything!

The VIM3L i have is 2/16, The VIM2 is 3/32

VIM3L is still faster? say for games or benchmark?

you can do the tests yourself, but approximately I described to you

ok, well VIm3L kit complete with heatsink, fan, case (metal plate) and board is $105. shiped

VIM2 board, case, fan, heatsink is $140. shipped so i was curious why VIM2 is $40. more

business laws dictate terms

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In any case, S912 would not be my first choice, as it appears AML has abandoned that SoC. No SDK updates for quite some time. That being said, I like the S912.
@BowerR64 Update: It seems I spoke too soon regarding updates. Much to my pleasant surprise, VIM2 gets update to Android 9 preview ROM. Good to see.


I think its because people are scared of CoreELEC

When i got mine the auction said preinstalled with CoreELEC but also said Android 9

Lucky it wasnt my first box i may not of kept it because i had no clue how to flash these things a few months ago.

I must say these things are confusing, there is so many different ways to do the same thing it isnt even funny. Now Khadas has its own way of doing it also

Each chip maker seems to have its own tool to use and if you get it wrong you have a paper weight

It should be noted that Khadas SBCs are extremely resistant to bricking. Providing no hardware fault exists, permanent bricking is unlikely.

Yes, with a variety of flashing methods it can be confusing, however, after doing it a few times, it gets much easier and predictable. :slightly_smiling_face:


I agree, i flashed the EDGE and VIM3L and they were a snap

Its hard to want to learn on these machines though. I think of them as my best units.

The boxes i gave $40. im not as concerned about because i can just throw them out if they get to a point i cant recover em. Ide never think of that with these

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I understand, you don’t want to risk your best devices. That being said, due to the versatility offered by SBCs as opposed to a TV box, I am more tempted to take chances on the SBCs because more can be gained. Still, I don’t want to lose them. I have 6-7 TV boxes, not counting the Khadas SBCs, for the most part, the TV boxes set on the shelf, I spend all of my device time on the VIMs and Edges.


I had a vision for the S912,
they could have Increased the max frequency from 1.5 to 1.8 GHz and The 1.2 to 1.5 GHz why not even 1.8 on all cores ?
but of course they could make it from a better Fab process maybe 12nm or 8nm,
bring back proper support and call this new chip S912x2, Just saying :slightly_smiling_face:

hi, then he would be just like an iron for ironing

Yes I understand that t would be thermally super-unstable (assuming that such a state exists) :rofl:
but that’s why included a change in the Fab process,