Next Month, an eight-core Artik 10 board computer will be shipped by the tech giant – Samsung. With the features and specifications, it has, it is said to be the best competitor of the Raspberry Pi 3. Firstly, the Samsung Artik 10 was introduced last year and was said the replacement of PC. The eight-core single board computer helps you to build your own system. Let’s go through the details of both the Raspberry Pi 3 and Samsung Artik 10 to decide which one is better for your project needs.
As we all know, the Raspberry Pi 3 is a credit card-sized single board computer, which has shown the world that the IoT (Internet of Things) is here to stay. These tiny sized computers are best for tinkerers and hobbyist people who involved in computing and robotics projects. The latest Pi family member, the Raspberry Pi 3 is a third generation Pi supercomputer with superfast 1.2GHz ARM cortex-A53 64-bit IoT-ready processor and 1GB RAM. It’s other high-class specifications and features makes it the most favorite device among the enthusiasts and tech lovers.
While the Artik 10 is a horsepower of eight-core, 32-bit ARM CPU. It has four Cortex-A15 cores and four Cortex-A7 cores, both used for most demanding tasks and lighter use. In some ways, Artik10 is better than Raspberry Pi 3 Model B while in some cases the latest Pi member has no competition at all at least for the current time. Let us check some more details about both.
When we talk about the Graphics, the Artik 10 is better than Raspberry Pi 3. The Raspberry Pi 3 can handle HD videos at some slow rate of 60 frames per second while the Artik 10 shows HD videos at double frame speed with its Mali T628 MP6 graphics processor.
The Raspberry Pi 3 has 1GB of SDRAM while the Samsung Artik 10 has flash storage of 16 GB along with 2GB LPDDR3 RAM. Both devices have USB ports.
Both the devices have wireless capabilities and some expansion ports to connect with external cameras, displays, sensors and other components. The Artik 10 is enabled with 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Zigbee, and Bluetooth. While the Raspberry Pi 3 is also integrated with Bluetooth 4.1 and 802.11n wireless Lan, it does not have Zigbee, though. The most useful advantage of Zigbee is having a point-to-point communication between sensor devices. The Raspberry Pi 3 is available for $35 while the price of Artik 10 is yet to be revealed, but there are more chances of it being expensive compared to other devices.
The number of IoT devices will touch 20 billion marks by the year 2020 as mentioned by the Gartner. And the South Korean company (Samsung) is surely looking to capture this high potential market. As the company claims, Artik 10 is designed for the newly introduced IoT devices and is the best option for the applications where high local storage and overall performance are a top priority. Artik 10 will be able to communicate with other devices through the Artik Cloud Services which is an open source platform as announced by Samsung. On the other side, the Raspberry Pi 3 is still and may stay at the top place for the option of a super tiny computer for multitasking jobs at a single time and other tinkering projects.
So, it really depends on your needs and project specifications to choose the best suitable device for you. The Raspberry Pi 3 can be known as a King of the single-board computers today while the Samsung Artik 10 is barely knocking the door.
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