Recently, the Raspberry Pi started a kind of state of war because of its minimal $35.70 price with unbelievable performance. If your Raspberry Pi fever is settled now, we have a more interesting news for you. The Pine64 is the new sensation which is giving a tough time to Raspberry Pi in terms of price and performance.
Rock64 is actually the latest Pine64 single-board computer which will be hitting the shelves July 31. If you are thinking about the specifications of the upcoming single-board computer, here they are:
- 1.5GHz Rockchip RK3328 64-bit quad-core A53 processor
- Mali-450 MP2 GPU
- 1GB ($25)/ 2GB ($35)/ 4GB ($45) of 1600MHz LPDDR3 RAM
- Debian and Yocto Linux OS with option of running Android 7.1
- 4K support with 60fps output
- A bootable eMMC socket alongside a MicroSD
The Rockchip is said to be faster than the Broadcom processor which is found under the hood of Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. So considering a RAM capacity double to that of the Pi in $35 is a pretty good option. Isn’t it? Also, the 1GB model is $10 cheaper.
Differences Among The Two
Having a look at the differences between the two computers, we have covered up a list of points that you need to consider
- One less USB port in Rock64 with one being a USB 3.0
- A dedicated 3.5mm power jack
- The HDMI port is 2.0 and the Ethernet is Gigabit rated
- No wireless board and DSI (display) and CSI (camera) interfaces in the Rock