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Pioneer Overview


Milk-V Pioneer is a developer motherboard based on SOPHON SG2042 in a standard mATX form factor. With PC-like interfaces and PC industrial compability, Pioneer provides native RISC-V development environment and RISC-V desktop experience. It is the first choice for RISC-V developers and hardware pioneers to experience the cutting edge technology of RISC-V. Embrace RISC-V, embrace the future.

Pioneer Board

Pioneer Board

Pioneer BoardSpecification
ProcessorSOPHON SG2042 (64 Core C920, RVV 0.71, up to 2GHz)
Memory4x DDR4 DIMM slots up to 128 GB RAM support
PCI Express1x PCIe x16 Slot (PCIe 4.0 x16)
1x PCIe x16 Slot (PCIe 4.0 x8)
Storage5x SATA connector
1x SPI Flash for BIOS
1x eMMC module connector
1x micro SD card for recovery or OS loading
2x M.2 M KEY(PCIe 3.0 x4)
Ethernet2x RJ45 2.5G
Wireless1x M.2 E KEY(PCIe 3.0 x1 + USB 2.0)
1x USB Header for front panel(2x USB 3.0)
Others1x misc header for front panel power, reset, etc
1x serial port(USB-C) for front panel
Power1x standard 24P ATX Power connector
Size24.4cm x 24.4cm

Pioneer Box

Pioneer Box

Pioneer Box is a complete ready-to-use RISC-V PC with the following:

  • 1x Pioneer Board
  • 128GB 3200 DDR4
  • 1x 1TB PCIe 3.0 SSD
  • 1x Intel X540-T2 Network Card with 2x 10Gbps RJ45 ports
  • 1x AMD R5 230 Graphic Card with HDMI, VGA and DVI
  • 1x MSI A350 350W Power Apply
  • 1x Cooler with PWM Fan up to 2300 RPM supporting up to 160W D-TDP
  • White slim PC enclosure with handle


Pioneer Mark

1SOPHON SG204210PCIe 4.0 x819UART
2PCIe Switch(ASM2824)11MCU(for Power-up control)20SPIF
3DDR4 DIMM Slot12SATA3 6Gbps21JTAG
4SD Card Slot1324P ATX Power Supply Connector22USB
52.5GbE Ethernet Port14LPC23SG2042 & MCU Debug
6USB315LPC24MCU Programming and Debugging Pin
7PCIe 4.0 x1616Pin for Start, Power off, etc.25eMMC Module Connector
8M.2 E Key (PCIe 3.0 x1 + USB 2.0)17CPU FAN Connectors--
9M.2 M Key (PCIe 3.0 x4)18GPIO--


For support please see the documentation section of the Milk-V website and post questions to the Milk-V Community.

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