There are many users who use Raspberry Pi as a minipc. Such has been the success that for many areas, the Raspberry Pi has far surpassed the companies that offer their proprietary products and are more powerful than the Raspberry Pi. The small measures of Raspberry Pi together with the moderate power of the board has made many users choose Raspberry Pi and not proprietary solutions.
Perhaps that is why companies in the sector are working on creating similar Raspberry Pi motherboards. The manufacturer Gigabyte has recently announced the launch of a single board motherboard which will have the power of current motherboards but with the size of the Raspberry Pi board.
The new board is called the Gigabyte GA-SBCAP3350, a board with an Intel Celeron processor; dimensions of 146mm x 102mm; one hdmi port, two ethernet ports, two USB 3 ports, a headphone jack, a GPIO port, a SATA connector and several connectors for USB 2.0 ports.
Gigabyte GA-SBCAP3350 will allow us to choose the ram memory we want to have but nothing else
Unlike other boards, the Gigabyte board nor has the ram memory soldered to the board but we can add We want so many up to a maximum of 8 Gb. But it has a limitation and that is that it only has one module to add ram memory, so we will not be able to use several modules.
This new Gigabyte board will go on sale next month and of course it will be a tough rival for the Raspberry Pi, but it is also true that it will be a private board, a board with which few projects will be able to do. in addition to installing Windows 10 or Gnu / Linux. In other words, the differences between Raspberry Pi and private boards will continue to be notable, not only for Open Hardware users but also for the end user.