RK3399 whoud be probably the next Rockchip’s SoC generation. I got this information around three months ago and now it is time to share a little more.
As every new SoC (system-on-a-chip), first informations are not clear enough to write a long article here, but I whould like to share what I know with those Rockchip’s entusiasts who are always waiting for a new and more powerful tablet or TV box. As far as I know, the RK3399 will feature octa-core CPU from ARM. On this case their bet will be for 4 units of Cortex-A72 and four Cortex-A53. It should be big.LITTLE configuration.
I did not get any information about GPU or other parts, but as we know, Rockchip will probably use the latest graphic processing unit available.
What we know is that Cortex-A72 processor is the highest-performance ARMv8-A 64-bits clocked up to 2.5Ghz and the ARMv8-A Cortex-A53 processor offers a balance between performance and power-efficiency and is capable of seamlessly supporting 32-bit and 64-bit code.
As always, Rockchip is preparing a beast, then we will see if that beast is dominated or (probably) in the usual Rockchip’s always-hurry way they forget to make a stable product. Anyway, Rockchip RK3399 is coming, it seems.
Update: You can read here about the official Rockchip RK3399 Linux open source project