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ESP WROVER Kit Question
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ESP WROVER Kit Question

by RWDyeJr on Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:36 pm

I recently purchased an Espressif ESP32 WROVER KIT. The product description states: "As of April 16, 2020, we are now selling ESP-WROVER-KIT-VB which embeds module ESP32-WROVER-B while the previous version used the module ESP32-WROVER-E. In comparison, ESP-WROVER-KIT-VE has better performance with the same price". As such, I expected to receive the 4.1 board with the older ESP32-WROVER-B chip. I was pleasantly surprised to receive the 4.1 board with the newer, improved ESP32-WROVER-E chip. I'm thinking of purchasing another board. My question: is the product statement above incorrect?
Why would you move from a newer chip to an older chip when the newer chip offers "better performance with the same price"? Which chip would I get? Thanks!

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Re: ESP WROVER Kit Question

by mikeysklar on Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:34 pm

This looks like a typo from our product page:

https://www.adafruit.com/product/3384

As of April 16, 2020, we are now selling ESP-WROVER-KIT-VB which embeds module ESP32-WROVER-B while the previous version used the module ESP32-WROVER-E. In comparison, ESP-WROVER-KIT-VE has better performance with the same price


I'm guessing the last sentence was meant to say ESP-WROVER-KIT-VB has better performance with the same price.

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Re: ESP WROVER Kit Question

by RWDyeJr on Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:03 pm

Thanks but that doesn't sound right to me.
According to Espressif (https://www.espressif.com/en/products/modules)
ESP32-WROVER-E integrates ESP32-D0WD-V3 embedded chip, with higher stability and safety performance.
ESP32-WROVER-B has the older ESP32-D0WD embedded chip and is not recommended for new designs.
The ESP WROVER Kit VE (having the ESP32-WROVER-E module) is the latest version with the best performance.
Still not sure which product I would be purchasing.

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Re: ESP WROVER Kit Question

by mikeysklar on Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:54 pm

I'm also confused about how this is written and which product is shipping. I have mailed engineering asking about what was meant here.

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