What is the lowest cost IoT Core board that does support DX


  • RPi doesn't support DirectX video. Can someone tell me, for currently available hardware, what is the lowest cost board that does support DirectX video?

    Wednesday, February 08, 2017 11:55 PM


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  • Hi mjmeans,

    Of the three Microsoft builds images for, I suspect DragonBoard is the cheapest with DirectX support. However, Intel does offer an open BSP so even though it might cost more, the MBM may be a better choice of the three as it would give you the most control.

    I recommend looking at the sorting by OS and then reaching out to the OEM for details of their BSP and costs related to their platform.



    Thursday, February 09, 2017 12:06 AM
  • Hello!  

    My scenario for using Windows IOT Core requires hardware unit costs to be less than $100 USD.  This is necessary to be competitive with competing solutions built with Android and iOS.  Anyway, I just wanted to reach out to see if there have been any new developments around accelerated graphics support using less expensive hardware offerings?  i.e. I'm thinking RP3 or similar inexpensive equipment.

    I'm looking for integrated storage, memory, and wifi.  ...Seems like the price point for most hardware Windows IOT Compatible hardware (Joule, Toradex, MinnowBoard) are substantially above $100 when you factor in necessary component cost.  

    For this reason we continue to use Intel Compute Sticks with Windows IOT Enterprise LTSB for a single UWP app.  IOT Core/Pro really makes sense since it is a single UWP app.    Someday I hope we can use IOT Core/Pro, just curious to hear if there has been any progress on this front.



    Friday, February 17, 2017 4:06 PM
  • hello

    Pi'2 are still not DirectX compatible and don't support HW Acceleration

    so the first board would be Qualcomm's Dragonboard 410c but supports only a single resolution (1280x720)

    even if Toradex boards are more expensive you have much better support compared to Pi's and DB


    Friday, February 17, 2017 4:16 PM
  • @mjmeans, IotGirl --

    If the original poster wants to run video might DragonBoard not work?  

    The latest detail from this thread "Accelerated Video on Dragonboard 410c" (  suggests that certain DirectX support is missing or bugged, including accelerated video playback.  

    • Edited by S Tonstad Friday, February 17, 2017 4:22 PM
    Friday, February 17, 2017 4:22 PM
  • Hi Shaun,

    You are not limited to the three boards Microsoft happens to build test images for and I suggest you reach out to the OEMs for their level of support for IoT Core.

    I believe AllWinner has a sub $100 solution but you will have to reach out to them for further details. See Community Devices at



    Friday, February 17, 2017 6:35 PM