Rockchip Shows Off RK3188 Quad Cortex A9 Processor and Miracast Dongles
There has been some leaks about Rockchip RK3188 processor, and Cube Pea tablet based on this SoC, but no device are available for purchase to date. Rockchip is currently at CES 2013 showcasing their solutions, and they are showcasing RK3188 tablet development platform at the show, but no RK3188 tablet as final products should only start to be available in March.
Charbax is at CES 2013 now, and could ask a few questions about Rockchip upcoming SoC. RK3188 is a quad core Cortex A9 processor clocked up to 1.8-2.0 GHz, manufactured using 28nm HKMG process technology. The SoC features a quad-core Mali-400MP GPU, 1080p video decoder & encoder, and they can easily provide 4G/LTE support. RK3188 should be 20 to 30% faster than Nvidia Tegra 3, and have the same performance as Samsung Exynos 4412. Rockchip representative also stress that performance/cost ratio will be better than (Chinese) competitor basing their products on 4x Cortex A7.
In the middle of the video, they show some Rockchip tablet and smartphone, but there’s not much to learn except Rockchip have sold 20 millions chips in 2012, and expects to sell 40 million chips this year. Finally, they show off some “Miracast HDMI dongle” that seem to be Rockchip RK3066 mini PCs supporting Miracast, so if you have an RK3066 mini PC, and an Android 4.2 smartphone, you could be able to display your phone screen on your TV via Wi-Fi (Miracast technology) very soon. They demoed their solution with Google/Asus Nexus 4 smartphone and RK3066 mini PCs, but there seems to be almost 1 second lag, which could prove to be an issue with games.