The ROCKPro64 is an impressive bit of hardware. It has a 64-bit hexa-core Cortex-A72/A53 processor (the Rockchip RK3399 SOC including a Mali T860 MP4 GPU), PCIe 2.1 with 4 lanes, USB 3.0, and Gigabit Ethernet. It also comes with upto 4GB of LDDDR4 RAM and supports microSD cards as well as eMMC modules.
Broadcom BCM2711, Quad core Cortex-A72 (ARM v8) 64-bit SoC @ 1.5GHz
1GB, 2GB or 4GB LPDDR4-2400 SDRAM (depending on model)
2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz IEEE 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 5.0, BLE
2 USB 3.0 ports; 2 USB 2.0 ports.
Raspberry Pi standard 40 pin GPIO header (fully backwards compatible with previous boards)
2 × micro-HDMI ports (up to 4kp60 supported)
2-lane MIPI DSI display port
2-lane MIPI CSI camera port
4-pole stereo audio and composite video port
H.265 (4kp60 decode), H264 (1080p60 decode, 1080p30 encode)
OpenGL ES 3.0 graphics
Micro-SD card slot for loading operating system and data storage
5V DC via USB-C connector (minimum 3A*)
5V DC via GPIO header (minimum 3A*)
Power over Ethernet (PoE) enabled (requires separate PoE HAT)
Operating temperature: 0 – 50 degrees C ambient
For the first time in over a decade, AMD essentially on top of the consumer CPU race. Much like in the Athlon 64 days.
Enthusiasts rejoice, AMD has done it with Zen 2, delivering on all fronts, IPC, power efficiency (with 7nm), better clocks and new chipset features. This is a new golden Era for CPU enthusiasts.