When comparing NanoPi M4 vs Qualcomm DragonBoard 410C, the Slant community recommends Qualcomm DragonBoard 410C for most people. In the question“What are the best single-board computers?” Qualcomm DragonBoard 410C is ranked 1st while NanoPi M4 is ranked 59th.
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Pro 6 core HexaCore, compact nvme extender, 4GB RAM
Pro Open Source
Works with mainline Linux kernel and open source Mesa Panfrost drivers.
Pro Many ports
4 x USB3
2 x USB2 available via pins
PCI-E available via pins
Rockchip 3399 with two fast A72 cores. Good heatsink limites throttling.
Pro Very powerful
Con Bleeding edge...
To have mainline kernel requires a bit of tinkering (e.g. installing Armbian). Panfrost drivers for 3d acceleration are not mature and crash sometimes...
Con Quite expensive
Its expensive for an SBC.
Con Not popular enough so there are less examples out there
Odroid C2 has better specs and support at a lower price
The unit is not up to par with similar single board computers running more than twice the performance per dollar