Considering an ARM based SBC (Single Board Computer)? If so, and before you part with your money, I suggest that you view Christopher Barnatt’s excellent Explaining Computers
website or his YouTube Channel where EC compares the Raspberry Pi 3, The ASUS Tinker Board and the Odroid XU4. The screeshots below are from EC’s Youtube video comparing the three boards.
EC comes up with some surprises. Yes, with an 8 core CPU, the Odroid XU4 performs best under the Sysbench tests, but in real life usage, the maturity of the Pi3 software and the better implementation of Linux on the Tinker Board will make you ponder your choice very carefully.
Of course, it does depend what you want the SBC for. If it is for desktop applications or multi-media then, surprisingly, the XU4 does not perform as expected. As always in life, your decision will not be a simple one.