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Raspberry Pi 2 vs Creator 120

The Creator 120 and the Raspberry Pi 2 are single-board computers designed for developers and hobbyists.

The Creator C120 was announced in late 2014, but started shipping at about the same time that the Raspberry Pi 2 was announced/starting shipping, which was just last week.

I haven’t purchased a Raspberry Pi 2 yet, but I received a Creator 2 from the manufacturer this week. It was a prize I won in December and the first prize I ever won on the Internet. I’ve been playing with it all day and find it to be a very capable single-board computer. Out of the box, it’s mostly a plug-and-play device.

For my own benefit and that of others who might what to learn how it compares to the Raspberry Pi 2, I put together this simple comparison table. Hope you find the information in it useful.

RaspberryPi 2 model B
Figure 1: Raspberry Pi 2 from the Raspberry Foundation.
FeaturesCreator 120Raspberry Pi 2Comments
CPU1.2 GHz dual core MIPS32900 MHz quad-core BCM2836 ARM Cortex-A7
GPUPowerVR SGX540 Broadcom VideoCore IV
Onboard Storage (NAND)8 GBNo onboard storage. Raspberry Pi does not have built-in storage. Storage is via the micro SD slot or an external USB drive via a USB port.
SD Card SlotFull SD card slotMicro SD card slot
RAM1 GB1 GB
Ports1x USB otg + 1x USB host, HDMI out 4 USB 2.0 ports, HDMI out
Networking1x 10/100Mbps, built-in WiFi + Bluetooth 41x 10/100MbpsRaspbery Pi does not have built-in WiFi. Needs a USB WiFi dongle for wireless access.
VideoHardware video decoder up to 1080p60 Hardware video decoder capable of HD and Full HD
GPIO25 pin (on headers)40 pin
AudioAudio in and out via 3.5mm 4-wire connectorAudio out via 3.5mm connector. Audio via HDMI supported.
Supported Operating SystemsPreloaded with Debian 7. See supported Linux distributions, Android KitKat 4.4Customized Linux distributions.Android is not officially supported on the Raspberry Pi. A version of Windows 10 that supports Raspberry Pi 2 is in the works. For more info, visit Windows Developer Program for IoT.
DimensionsAbout 9 x 9.5 cm (4.0 in x 4.0 in)About 8.8 cm × 5.8 cm (3.4 in × 2.2 in)
Price US$65.00 (£50.00)US$35.00 (£27.00)Though cheaper, bringing the Raspberry Pi 2 to feature parity with the Creator C120 through add-ons can bring the final cost close to or even higher than $65.00
ManufacturerImagination Technologies (UK). Full specs of the Creator C120 is available here.Raspberry Pi Foundation (UK)
Creator C120
Figure 2: Creator C120 development board from Imagination Technologies

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One Comment

  1. I hope you will like to see and share the similar kind of comparison that i made for single board computers

    http://www.unhappyghost.com/2015/02/raspberry-pi-2-vs-odroid-c1-vs-humming-board-i2ex-vs-banana-pi-pro.html

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