Raspberry Pi Competitor Packs in New AIChip

first_img The famously versatile budget-friendly pocket computer, Raspberry Pi, is picking up some more competition. In addition the Asus Tinker Board, Pine64 has launched their high-powered competitor, running the Rockchip RK3399 system-on-a-chip (SOC) according to our sister site, ZDNet.The micro computer starts at $60 and the board comes in two varieties. The first is the standard hexa-core RK3399 SoC but the Pro version includes an “artificial intelligence processor” running alongside the standard CPU and GPU. First unveiled at this year’s CES, the system is one of the first demoed tech at the show to come to market.The base model, sports the standard 2GB of RAM, and will run between $60 and $65. The pro version, on the other hand, tops out at $99 and will go on sale August 1.The hexa-core SoC will have two ARM Cortex-A72 cores and four ARM Cortex-A53 in addition to the quad-core Mali-T860MP4 GPU. The advanced model tacks on another 2GB of ram, as well as Pine64’s specialized “neural processing unit” or NPU.For I/O, you’ll get a USB 3.0 Type-C connector with support for up to 4K displays. You’ll also get a pair of USB 2.0 ports, a microSD card slot, HDMI 2.0, 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45, an SDIO socket for wireless communications, a PCI-E 4.0 slot, 128 MB flash memory to boot and a 40-pin GPIO.All considered, the board seems to be a capable machine. Unfortunately, the launch will take a bit, but it should be available soon. Lyra Is a Handheld Gaming System Powered by a Raspberry PiRaspberry Pi Used to Steal 500 MB of NASA Data Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more