We knew they’d be on display at CES 2011, but Rockchip has decided to allow an early look at their new RK2818 and RK29 processors. As mentioned before, the ARM A9-based processors support more RAM than the previous version and are fully OpenGL compatible (unfortunately, attempts to launch a 3D game during the demo resulted in a crash) and can also handle full 1080P video.
It’s the RK2818 in an Archos 7 tablet shown at the beginning of the video, and the unit seems to be quite responsive — maybe not on par with more top-flight tablets like the Galaxy Tab or iPad, but bear in mind that RK28 and 29 series chips will power devices which are much less expensive.
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Wait, so Rockchip turned up the juice on the RK2818?? There are already all sorts of tablets with the RK2818 and it’s definitely not a 1GHz chip. The RK29xx is a new series, though.
No matter, you do a deal with Rockchip, you do a deal with the devil. SDK? What’s that, never heard of it.
I suspect these are ARM9, not ARM (cortex-)A9, making them ARMv5, not ARMv7 compatible…
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