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Firefly Station M3 compact computer with a Rockchip RK3588S processor is now available for $229 and up

Firefly introduced its first single-board PC powered by a Rockchip RK3588S processor earlier this year. Now the company is has unveiled a full-fledged mini PC with the same processor. The Firefly Station M3 is a 3.8″ x 2.9″ x 1.3″ computer with Rockchip’s octa-core processor, support for up to 16GB of LPDDR4 RAM, and the […]

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ODROID-M1 is a single-board computer with a RK3568B2 chip for $70 and up

Hardkernel’s ODROID-M1 is a new single-board computer powered by a Rockchip RK2568B2 quad-core ARM Cortex-A55 processor with Mali-G52 MP2 graphics and a 0.8 TOPS AI accelerator. The company is selling a model with 8GB of RAM for $90, and plans to offer a 4GB model for $70, although that version is currently out of stock. […]

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Firefly introduces a mini ITX board powered by a Rockchip RK3588 module

Rockchip’s RK3588 processor is a 64-bit chip featuring four ARM Cortex-A76 CPU cores, four Cortex-A55 cores, Mali-G610 MP3 graphics, support for 8K video, PCIe 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet, and 6 TOPS of AI performance thanks to a dedicated neural processing unit. And it’s at the heart of the new Firefly ITX-3588J mini-ITX board that was unveiled […]

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RK3588 is Rockchip’s highest-performance processor to date, likely coming in 2022

Chinese chip maker Rockchip started talking about the RK3588 octa-core processor more than two years ago, but due to a series of delays it has yet to actually ship. That could change soon. The company shared detailed specs and benchmark results for its highest-performance processor to date during the 2021 Rockchip Developer Conference. And at […]

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Firefly ROC-RK3566-PC: Another credit card-sized Linux PC with a Rockchip RK3566 processor

Rockchip’s RK3566 processor is a new 1.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A55 chip with Mali-G52 graphics and support for features including playback of 4K/60Hz video in H.264, H.265, and VP9 codecs. The first single-board computers (SBCs) powered by the chip are expected to ship in the coming months. Recently Pine64 revealed that a Raspberry Pi-sized SBC called […]

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Lilbits: Cross platform edition (Stadia on iOS, Apple TV on Chromecast, HBO Max on Roku)

Apple doesn’t let developer submit apps to the App Store if they effectively include their own app store… and that means game streaming services like Stadia, Luna, GeForce Now, and Xbox Cloud Gaming need not apply. But there’s an alternate path to streaming games on iPhones and iPads: the web browser. Amazon’s Luna game streaming […]

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This $10 single-board computer is faster than a Raspberry Pi 3

When the first Raspberry Pi computer launched in 2012, there was nothing quite like it on the market: a $35 single-board computer designed for education, home use, or development projects. These days cheap mini PCs and development kits are plentiful. But I was still surprised to see the Iconikal Rockchip 3328 single-board computer selling for […]

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Rockchip roadmap includes 8nm ARM Cortex-A76 chips (coming in 2020)

Chinese chip maker Rockchip’s processors may not be as ubiquitous these days as those from rival MediaTek. But over the past few years we’ve seen multiple companies release Chromebooks, mini PCs, and other devices with the company’s RK3399 processor (or the closely-related OP1 chip). So what’s next for Rockchip? Next year the company plans to […]