Intel MinnowBoard Max
If the Raspberry's Pi's slightly long-in-the-tooth, ARM-based processor doesn't have the necessary grunt then perhaps the more powerful x86-based CPU on the Intel MinnowBoard Max will meet your needs.
The MinnowBoard Max outspecs the Pi in many areas, with a 64-bit CPU running at about double the clock speed and with twice the RAM.
The extra grunt comes at an additional cost, with the board selling for $99 or $129 for a slightly higher-specced version. The first boards are projected to be sent out from the end of June this year.
- Processor: $99: 64-bit Intel Atom E3815 (single-core, 1.46 GHz). $129: E3825 (dual-core, 1.33 GHz)a 64-bit Intel Atom system on a chip (SoC)
- Graphics: Intel HD graphics @ 400MHz ($99) and @ 533MHz ($129)
- Video/Audio: microHDMI connector
- Memory: 1GB DDR3 RAM ($99) and 2GB DDR3 RAM ($129)
- Storage: One MicroSD
- Connectivity: One MicroSD, one SATA @ 2.3Gbps, one USB 3.0 host, one USB 2.0 host, one serial debug, one 10/100/1000 Ethernet.
- Expansion: Eight buffered general purpose input-output pins, with support for PWM on two pins. I2C and SPI bus. System firmware flash programming header.
- Dimensions: 99mm x 74mm
- Power: 5V DC
- Operating system: Debian GNU/Linux, Yocto Project Compatible, Android 4.4 System