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Chinese chip maker Rockhip has made a bit of a splash over the past few years by offering low-cost processors for Android tablets and TV boxes. But rival MediaTek seems to have been running laps around Rockchip recently, launching new chips at a rapid fire pace and dominating the Chinese smartphone space.

Earlier this year Rockchip unveiled its first 64-bit, octa-core processor. And now we’re starting to see products based on that Rockchip RK3368 processor.

Tronsmart says its upcoming Orion R68 TV box uses the new chip, which is “three times faster” and more efficient than competing quad-core chips.


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4 replies on “Lilbits 299: Rockchip’s first 64-bit chip arrives”

  1. Tronsmart claims the box will have HDMI 2.0 , not many options with that for now.

    1. I think one of the confusion some people might have about HDMI 2.0 is the assumption it also has the latest HDCP protection in it. For me, the point of having HDMI 2.0 is to be able to stream 4K Netflix videos which also requires HDCP 2.2. I think some of the media box coming out might not have HDCP 2.2 but HDMI 2.0, therefore no Netflix 4k streaming. I could be wrong and people just want HDMI 2 for the 60fps videos.

  2. I have the Asus C201 chromebox which has a Rockchip processor in it. So far, I’m very impressed. Would love to have their 64 bit chip and an IPS in a similar product down the line.

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