Asus Tinker Board vs Raspberry Pi 3 – Specifications and Pricing

- Sep 06, 2018-

Asus Tinker Board vs Raspberry Pi 3

Asus recently launched the Tinker Board, a mini PC similar to the Raspberry Pi.

These types of devices are popular among DIY enthusiasts due to their ability to interface with electronics via general-purpose input/output (GPIO) pins.

This makes them suitable for anything from robotics to homemade gadgets.

The Tinker Board features a similar layout to the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, with four USB 2.0 ports and an array of GPIO pins.

The Asus board boasts more power than the Raspberry Pi 3, thanks to its faster processor and 2GB of RAM.

While both devices use a micro-USB power input, the Tinker Board uses more power than the Raspberry Pi – with a maximum power consumption of 5W compared to the Raspberry Pi 3’s maximum of 4W.

The specifications and performance of the Asus Tinker Board and Raspberry Pi 3 Model B are detailed below.


Specifications and Performance

SpecificationsAsus Tinker BoardRaspberry Pi 3 Model B
ProcessorCortex-A17 Quad-core 1.8GHzCortex-A53 Quad-core 1.2GHz
Memory2GB LPDDR31GB LPDDR2
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit LANWi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.1, 10/100Mbit/s Ethernet
USB4x USB 2.04x USB 2.0
Audio1x 3.5mm jack1x 3.5mm jack
Display1x HDMI supports 4K1x HDMI supports Full HD
StorageMicroSD card slotMicroSD card slot
Internal Headers1x 40-pin header1x 40-pin header



Pricing and Availability

The Tinker Board is priced at £55 and is currently not available in South Africa.

The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is priced at $35 and buy here.

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

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