Rock64 Mini PC is the new choice for Raspberry Pi Users – Rock64 Mini vs Raspberry Pi 3

ROCK64 is a credit card size 4K60P HDR10 Media Board Computer powered by Rockchip RK3328 Quad-Core ARM Cortex A53 64-Bit Processor and support . Raspberry Pi is a very cool concept of computing in the modern world. You can measure the popularity of this concept that many other companies are trying to make products that can compete with Raspberry Pi. Here we are going to provide you the details of newly launched Rock64 mini.

What is Rock64 Mini – Rock64 Mini or Raspberry Pi

Rock64 is a uni-chip computer board. The price of this board is lower than Raspberry Pi. The configuration of this computer board are 4K playback @ 60Hz. It has a USB 3.0 & faster gigabit Ethernet. There is no Wi-fi or Bluetooth in it. It has a RK3328 quad-core Cortex A53 processor and Mali-450MP4 GPU.

All of you may know that Raspberry is a small palm size computer that can help you work as you do in a Desktop or a Laptop. Recently a developer used a Raspberry Pi 3 as a PC for his work. The main reason to do this was that he lost his Mac-book Pro.
If you want more information about Raspberry Pi then you can check this article for more information.  What is Raspberry Pi.

PINE64 Releases Rock64 Mini PC

Rock64 is a product of Pine64. A new option for buying a Raspberry Pi . With this board , you can run 4K videos in just $25 that is cheaper to a Pi 3. It has also support for HDR10 using HDMI 2.0.

Ports & connectivity in Rock64

Rock 64 has a eMMC  module socket , Pi-2 Bus , Pi-P5+ Bus & a USB 3.0 port , two USB 2.0 Post & a microSD card slot. Rock64 has no wireless connectivity, as there is no 802.11n Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. The gigabit Ethernet in Rock64 is faster than Raspberry Pi 3’s 10/100 Ethernet. The single board PC has RK3328 quad-core Cortex A53 & Mali-450MP4 GPU. The dimensions of Rock64 are 85×56 mm.

Rock64 Mini Computer
Rock64 Mini Computer

Price of Rock64 Mini Computer

The price of base version of Rock64 is $24.95 which has 1 GB RAM. The 2 GB version for the same product is costing $34.95. There is one more variant for the same board i.e. $44.95.

Rock64 mini computer’s base version is priced at $24.95 with 1GB RAM. You can also get the 2GB version for $34.95 and the 4GB version for $44.95.

Rock64 Configuration 
CPU Quad-Core Cortex-A53, up to 1.5GHz
GPU Mali-450MP2, Support OpenGL ES1.1/2.0
Memory  32bit DDR3-1866/DDR3L-1866/LPDDR3-1866/DDR4-2133
 Support eMMC 4.51, SDCard, SPI Flash
Multi-Media  4K VP9 and 4K 10bits H265/H264 video decode, up to 60fps
 1080P other video decoders (VC-1, MPEG-1/2/4, VP8)
 1080P video encoder for H.264 and H.265
 Video post processor: de-interlace, de-noise, enhancement for edge/detail/color
 Support HDR10, HLG HDR, Support conversion between SDR and HDR
Display HDMI 2.0a for 4K@60Hz with HDCP 1.4/2.2
 Support conversion between Rec.2020 and Rec.709
Security  ARM TrustZone (TEE), Secure Video Path, Cipher Engine, Secure boot
Connectivity  I2C/UART/SPI/SDIO3.0/USB2.0/USB3.0
 8 channels I2S/PDM interface, supports 8 channels Mic array
Embedded CVBS、HDMI、Ethernet MAC and PHY、S/PDIF、Audio DAC
TS in/CSA2.0 ,support DTV function
Package BGA316 14X14, 0.65mm pitch

Hope you like the information. if you are going to buy this soon , then please provide your comments about your experience.

From Raspberry Pi users, I just like to ask. Would you want to replace this with your Raspberry Pi.

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