This month, StarFive Tech took to Kickstarter to unveil its new opensource quadcore RISCV development board in the form of VisionFive 2. Providing developers, enthusiasts, and hobbyists with a highperformance, quadcore, RISCV singleboard computer (SBC) with integrated 3D graphics processor, 2G/4G/8G LPDDR. “VisionFive 2 supports a wide range of peripherals designed for all other major SBCs, allowing users to complete their DIY projects efficiently.”
At the heart of the VisionFive 2 is a 64bit StarFive JH7110 processor with four 1.5GHz SiFive U74 cores paired with a BXE432 GPU from Imagination Technologies. Our goal was to iron out some of the initial issues with our original design. While the JH7100 had two 64bit SiFive U74 RISCV cores running at 1GHz, the JH7110 has four cores running at 1.5GHz. For an interesting project, prepayments are now available at a special price of approximately £48 to £40 (depending on the current exchange rate).
RISCV development board
“Our goal has always been to make RISCV as accessible as possible. Having created the world’s first costeffective Linuxbased RISCV single board computer, VisionFive 2 continues on this path, offering a wide range of interface devices and high performance. Now the original performance and features are great, but we’ve also drastically reduced the price, making this the MOST affordable board for developers and anyone interested in what RISCV can do.”
If the VisionFive 2 crowdfunding campaign successfully raises the required target and the project progresses smoothly, worldwide shipping is expected to take place sometime in February 2023. video below.
“The big change from the VisionFive 2 predecessor is the addition of the Imagination BXE432 GPU, which will greatly enhance the overall performance of desktop and graphics workloads. A groundbreaking development board that combines performance with a lowcost, opensource RISCV single board computer.”
“We have installed everything you need to get started with VisionFive2. Follow our documentation for installing Debian or Fedora, we already have notes on how to run GPIO applications as well as IIC, UART and NodeJs applications. But don’t get hung up on work: install Doom and Quake to hone your FPS skills at high frame rates!”
For a complete list of all available campaign commitments, extended goals, additional media, and other features for the RISCV quadcore development board, visit the official VisionFive 2 Crowdfunding Campaign page by clicking the link below.
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