We already knew Rockchip RK3399 was going to be a powerful processor with two Cortex A72 cores clocked at up to 2.0GHz, and four Cortex A53 cores teamed with a Mali-T860MP4 GPU. The processor was also said to support 4K H.265 video decoding up to 60 fps, HDMI 2.0 video output, and Gigabit Ethernet. But the company is now at Mobile World Congress 2016, and has disclosed more details.
Some of the newly introduced features include:
- 4K @ 60fps 10-bit H.265/H.264/VP9 video decoder
- 1080p video encoding with H.264 or VP8
- HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 1.4/2.2
- DisplayPort 1.2 and eDP 1.3 with PSR (Panel Self Refresh)
- Dual channel MIPI-DSI
- Camera – 8MP ISP, dual channel MIPI-CSI2
- External Interfaces
- 2x USB 3.0 ports with type-C support
- PCIe 2.1, 4 lanes, 5Gbps per lane
- 8 channels TX/RX audio for playback and record
- Embedded low power MCU for other applications (power control?)
There’s no SATA interface, but thanks to USB 3.0 and PCIe interface this should not be an issue. Beside Android mini PCs, it’s highly likely Rockchip RK3399 will be found in the next generation of ARM based Chromebooks, once the SoC is launched in Q2 2016.