A little over a year after launching a $63 single-board computer called the ODROID-N2, the folks at Hardkernel are giving the little PC a spec bump.

The new ODROID-N2+ has similar specs and the same starting price. But it has a newer version of the Amlogic S922X processor capable of hitting higher speeds.

While the original ODROID-N2 topped out at 1.8 GHz, the new version has a top speed of 2.2 GHz, for a 22-percent performance boost.

ODROID N2+

And that’s just the baseline. Hardkernel says when it was testing its first batch of 300 ODROID-N2+ boards, the company was able to overclock the systems to run at up to 2.4 GHz without any problems… although it doesn’t guarantee that this will be possible on all boards moving forward.

The company also suggests that you may need a cooling fan to prevent CPU throttling from kicking in and reducing speeds under heavy load if overclocked. So the company offers an optional $4 fan for folks that want one. But you should be able to use the little computer as a fanless PC when sticking to 2.2 GHz thanks to a metal heatsink.

Speaking of the heatsink, it’s a little smaller than last year’s model, making the ODROID-N2+ about 29mm tall (down from a height of 34mm).

Here’s a run-down of the ODROID-N2+ specs:

ProcessorAmlogic S922X

  • 4 x ARM Cortex-A73 cores @ 2.2 GHz (or 2.4 GHz)
  • 2 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores @ 2 ghZ
  • Mali-G52 GPU
RAMDDR4 1320 MHz
StorageeMMC module socket & microSD card slot
Ports4 x USB 3.0
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x AV out (composite video)
1 x Gigabit Ethernet
1 x micro USB 2.0 OTG
OtherIR receiver
40-pin GPIO connector
UART
SPI Boot Select Switch
SPI Flash 8MiB
2-pin active cooling fan connector
RTC backup battery holder
DC power jack

The little computer supports Linux and Android, and Hardkernel offers system images based on Ubuntu 20.04 or Android 9 Pie.

There are also a number of third-party images available for the ODROID-N2 and N2+ including Debian, Manjarao, Arch, CoreELEC, and more.

Hardkernel’s ODROID-N2+ is available for purchase in two different configurations:

via CNX Software and ODROID Forum

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    1. Found this on the website:

      Power consumption
      Idle state: 1.6~1.8 Watt
      Heavy load state: 5.9~6.2 Watt (stress-ng –cpu 6 –cpu-method matrixprod)
      No cables are attached except DC power input and USB-UART debug console cable.

  1. My RPi4b 2GB is running 2.0GHz with a $3 heatsink. I tried the odroid C2, but after that experience I am 100% with Raspberry Pi now. Not sure who the target audience is for this board.

      1. The Odroid Team killing it this year.
        They have the best lineup in the industry:
        N2+ – Cortex A73
        H2+ – Intel Atom
        C4 – Cortex A55
        Go Advance Black – Cortex A35

        …all they are missing is a high-end x86 option using a Quad-core Zen/Core-i processor.

        The Raspberry Pi 4B will never emulate GameCube or Wii, it will be stuck at the level of DreamCast and PSP. And it’s going to take a long time for it to receive a port of AndroidOS that’s as polished as this one. I knew going with RockChip was a mistake.

    1. That’s a crappy comparison.
      It would be like comparing this Odroid N2+ to a RPi3B+.
      Or comparing the Odoo Bolt V8 to the original LattePanda.
      Or even pitting the LePotato against the Arduino Mega 2560.

      …none of those products are competing in the same category!