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Libre strays from the Pi path for powerful Renegade Elite computer

•, Paul Ridden

But its new Renegade is a bit different. The Libre/Firefly collaboration sees the Renegade Elite single board computer packs hexa-core processing brains, 60-pin headers and USB-C connectivity.

For the last wee while, single board computer makers looking for a slice of the Pi market have walked a similar design path, but Libra has opted to break away by including two 60-pin headers instead of the Pi's 40-pin GPIO connection. The first is a 60-pin PCI-E expansion header, while the second shapes up as a "low speed" header.

The Elite is built around a Rockchip RK3399 system-on-chip, which includes a dual-core ARM Cortex-A72 processor and a quad-core Cortex-A53 processor, as well as quad-core Mali graphics. Support comes from a generous 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM. There are three USB 2.0 Type A ports on the sides, but Libre has also treated this Renegade to two USB-C ports with DisplayPort.

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