How to Get Started

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Let's jump right into it! You need:

  • Motherboard. We recommend the 6x PCIe Biostar TB250-BTC, but any motherboard will work fine.
  • PSU. All are fine, but best to estimate 350W per FPGA. (Not Include fans, etc).
  • RAM. A classic 4GB DDR4 should be enough.
  • CPU. Each core can only support 2-3 FPGA boards. We recommend dual-core for 5-6 FPGAs & quad-core for 8+.

Now the fun stuff!

  • Top FPGA Boards

    • πŸ† BTU9P by TUL

      • 🦍 Powered by the Xilinx VU9P
      • πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ”§ Best customer service by far
      • πŸ’§ Comes with water block
      • πŸ’΅ Cheaper than BCU 1525
      • πŸ€“ Developer support across the board
      • Check out the BTU9P by TUL
    • BCU 1525 by SQRL & Xilinx

      • 🦍 Powered by the Xilinx VU9P
      • βŒ›οΈ Shortest break-even time
      • πŸ€“ Developer support across the board
      • Check out the BCU 1525 by SQRL and Xilinx
    • CVP-13 by Bittware

      • 🦍 VU13P. AKA Big Guns.
      • πŸ’° But expensive at $6000, slower ROI.
      • 😿 New board so very few bitstreams
      • 🐣 Not battle tested yet
      • Check out the CVP-13 by Bittware