The highly effective Rockchip (opens in new tab) RK3588 chipset has surfaced once more (opens in new tab), this time within the type of the ROCK 5 board from OKdo and Radxa. It claims to be the primary SBC to help 8k60 video output.
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The RK3588 places collectively eight Arm cores the place different boards, such because the Raspberry Pi 4 (opens in new tab), have solely 4. There is a quad-core 2.4 GHz Cortex A76 unit offering processing grunt, and 4 Cortex 1.8 GHz A55 cores for effectivity and background duties. Add to this 8GB of RAM and a Mali G610MC4 GPU (it’s not clear what number of cores this has, however we suspect six, which is the utmost quantity), and you’ve got a board that may sort out quite a lot of duties.
|Processor||Arm DynamIQ (Quad Cortex – A76 @ 2.2/2.4GHz, Quad Cortex – A55 @ 1.8GHz)|
|GPU||Arm Mali G610MC4 GPU, supporting OpenGL® ES1.1, ES2.0, and ES3.2, OpenCL® 1.1, 1.2 and a pair of.2, Vulkan® 1.1 and 1.2, and embedded high-performance 2D picture acceleration module|
|Reminiscence||8GB 64bit LPDDR4 RAM|
|Energy||USB Kind‑C PD Model 2.0 with 9V/2A, 12V/2A, 15V/2A and 20V/2A. 5V Energy utilized to the GPIO PIN 2 & 4.|
|HDMI||Twin HDMI ports supporting shows as much as 8Kp60 decision and 4Kp60|
|Row 6 – Cell 0||Micro-HDMI enter port supporting as much as 4Kp60 decision|
|GPIO||40 Pin GPIO|
|Row 8 – Cell 0||2 x UART, 2 x SPI bus, 2 x I2C bus, 1 x PCM/I2S, 1 x SPDIF, 1 x PWM, 1 x ADC, 6 x GPIO, 2 x 5V DC energy in/out, 2 x 3.3V energy out.|
|USB||2x USB2 HOST ports|
|Row 10 – Cell 0||1x USB3 HOST port|
|Row 11 – Cell 0||1x USB3 OTG/HOST port|
|Storage||Micro SD / eMMC|
|Dimensions||100.15 x 74.25mm|
Dotted across the fringe of the board are an array of ports, together with a pair of full-size HDMIs (for the 8k60 output), a single micro-HDMI (4k60), 4 USB-A (two USB 2 and two USB 3) plus a headphone jack, and a USB-C port for energy. The board itself requires 24W, and 36W in case you mount an SSD. There is a 2.5G Ethernet port, 40-pin GPIO, CSI and DSI MIPI, two UART interfaces, Micro SD and eMMC storage choices, and PCIe 3.0 (NVMe appropriate) and PCIe 2.1 interfaces for M.2 SSDs, the latter of which additionally helps SATA. There’s even an on/off swap.
It’s so much for a bit of board to handle, and it’s helped on this process by quite a lot of the standard suspect working methods, together with Debian and Ubuntu Linux, plus Android 12. There are mounting holes for a heatsink if issues begin getting too scorching.
It feels like the perfect board for a gaming or video station, particularly if a much less highly effective board isn’t fairly reducing it, and will in all probability run digital signage effectively too. The ROCK 5 is completely accessible from OKdo, and is at the moment accessible for pre-order, with inventory arriving inside 14 days, for $159. Hopefully some equipment will quickly be accessible for it too.