Rockchip RK3399 SoC ARM is a hexa-core formed by two Cortex-A72 and four Cortex-A53. He Mali-T864 graphics, support for 4K video playback and HDMI 2.0 output. And ‘designed to run on tablets, notebooks, set-top boxes and media VR, a remarkable machines park for a low-end chips but still in line with the company’s history.
He speaks six months after the presentation of CES 2016 (together with the RK3229 SoC Zidoo X1 II – see our review) because Rockchip confirmed its mass production. RK3399 is ready, and will be included in the first devices by the summer. Interestingly VR support: the SoC supports a 90Hz refresh rate, eye advanced tracking, low latency rendering and playback 4K UHD 360 °. In the video of the end product the company also talks about this.
The preparation for notebook and TV Box is due to USB-C Dual support, Gigabit Ethernet and RAM in dual channel, in addition to the hardware decoding of H265, H264 and VP9. The Rockchip SoC ended on Chromebooks, Chromebit and set-top box Android TV, and it is likely that the target is still that. To understand if you will need months of development for complete and stable firmware SDK.