The Banana Pi BPI-F3 is a development board powered by an 8-core RISC-V processor, capable of supporting up to 16GB of RAM memory. This open-source board stands out as the first to incorporate the RISC-V K1 chip, developed by SpacemiT Technologies Ltd., designed in accordance with the RISC-V Foundation RVA22 standards.
As previously mentioned, the K1 chip features an 8-core 64-bit processor with advanced Vector 1.0 technology, offering 2.0 TOPs of AI computing power. This significantly improves its parallel processing capabilities, making it ideal for handling tasks related to unstructured data, such as text, video, and AI applications.
Banana Pi also indicates that thanks to SpacemiT’s precise branch prediction technology and power consumption control design, the K1 chip achieves a 20% reduction in energy waste compared to similar chips, all while delivering high performance and ultra-low power consumption.
The device also supports up to 16 GB of 32-bit LPDDR4/4X memory and features 4K decoding and encoding capabilities, making it suitable for a variety of high-performance applications. Additionally, it offers connectivity with 5-lane PCIe 2.1 and a MicroSD card slot for expansion.