[Video] Nezha RISC-V Linux SBC

Nezha RISC-V SBC review, including the hardware specification of this AllWinner D1 board, and demos running Linux images from both Sipeed and RVBoards.

If you like this video, you may also be interested in my review of the VisionFive RISC-V SBC here:

And my broader video “Explaining…

[Video] Nezha RISC-V Linux SBC 1
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[Video] Nezha RISC-V Linux SBC 4
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21 Comments on “[Video] Nezha RISC-V Linux SBC”

  1. Don't know where else to ask this (it's about the Raspberry Pi). I see that Raspberry Pi OS Buster has just been updated to use Wayland – I wonder what kind of video playback you would get now? Hopefully a decrease in dropped frames.

  2. Although RISC-V is in its early stages of development, soon it will take over the lead and leave the ARM ISC far behind to become the be-all and end-all ISC solution out there. RISC-V is the future, ARM is not. I'm slightly sceptical about the development of the proprietary extensions because of the license conditions of this CPU architecture. It may be possible for the manufacturers to create custom extensions that they'd like to keep private and prefer not to contribute their versions back to the Open Source community. It has happened in history if we look back and see how the ARM ISC that we see today has evolved. Nevertheless, if big players like Texas Instruments and NVIDIA (with an open mind) come to develop RISC-V, we might see the next generation of computing very soon. But the corporations I mentioned have never been very friendly towards the Open Source community. NVDIA's hostility to the free software movement is an unforgettable historical chapter in the world of computers. I'll add one more thing to assure you, the analogue-digital hybrid types of Logic Processing Units are on the way which will declare the D-Day to today's practical general-purpose computers. They will have an analogue Matrix Multiplier Unit, an analogue Differential Equation Solver Unit, a different kind of analogue Adder and so on. They won't consume that much energy as compared to today's hard-to-afford ultra-high-end GPUs. Training the AI models from a data set will be a thing done in the blink of an eye. Today's digital-only type computers will be a thing of the past. Since RISC-V is an open architecture, only it can help us to get there by stripping down the R&D expenditure. šŸ‘šŸ‘

  3. Hmm, lot weaker, the die a lot smaller, no ISA royalties but at last triple as expensive than an RPi4, I am missing something?
    Everything I seen with RISC-V is a ripoff.
    This way RISC-V has no chance to become broadly adopted.

    I prefer FPGA implementations of RISC-V even if is a lot slower I'm not bound to scarcity in features of those chips, I begin to believe that they intentionally design those chips so poorly, to never take off.

  4. Nice Video! A very interesting detail about the Allwinner D1 SoC is, that it implements RISC-V Vector extension (RVV Draft 0.7.1).

  5. Another very well put-together video that I am sure meant a lot to tech-savvy developers and tinkerers, but which to me was just an interesting way to learn that this is not for me.
    Never mind, it's always worth my while watching your videos even though I have too little tech-know-how to understand quite why this is not better than, say, a Raspberry Pi 4 for me.
    Just a few more great videos like this one and I will be on my way to choosing a simple but reliable backup for my old laptop which runs Linux Mint 20.
    Thanks a lot.

  6. I managed to make everything work on mine. It took me 8 hours to install the proper image with their horrible burning software and 4 hours of configuring everything on it : proper path for apt, setting locales, creating proper account, installing mosh, installing gdb, git, emacs… Now it works perfectly with my iPad BLINK and from the television. If you need help, you can ask me in this comment, I will try to help you.

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