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Radxa Launches New Single-Board Computers Featuring Rockchip RK3588S2 and RK3582 Chips, Starting at $30

Radxa has announced the launch of its latest single-board computers (SBCs), the Radxa ROCK 5C and the Radxa ROCK 5C Lite. These credit card-sized devices are designed to cater to various computing needs, with prices starting at just $30 for the Lite version and $50 for the standard ROCK 5C. Both models are currently available for pre-order and are set to begin shipping on April 10th 2024.

The standard Radxa ROCK 5C is powered by the Rockchip RK3588S2 processor and supports up to 32GB of LPDDR4x memory. It boasts a comprehensive array of I/O options, including a PCIe 2.1 interface, Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi 6, and Bluetooth 5.4 connectivity. This model is aimed at users seeking a versatile computing solution with graphics capabilities, thanks to its Mali-G610 MP4 GPU.

On the other hand, the Radxa ROCK 5C Lite offers a more cost-efficient solution for tasks that do not require advanced graphics processing. It features the Rockchip RK3582 processor, which includes fewer Performance cores and a slightly less capable NPU compared to its counterpart. The Lite version lacks an integrated GPU, meaning it relies solely on CPU power for graphics tasks. However, it is still capable of playing 4K video and performing some 3D graphics tasks.

Both SBCs share similar dimensions, measuring 85 x 56mm, and come with a variety of connectivity options, including USB ports, HDMI 2.1, and support for external storage via eMMC or microSD card readers. The difference in memory configurations stands out, with the Lite version starting with 1GB of RAM and the ROCK 5C beginning at 2GB.

Radxa has equipped these SBCs with support for multiple operating systems, including Radxa OS, Ubuntu, and Android for the ROCK 5C, providing users with flexibility in software development and deployment.

The Radxa ROCK 5C and ROCK 5C Lite single-board computers promise to offer power, performance, and versatility at an affordable cost, making them suitable options for hobbyists, developers, and educators alike.

Source: Liliputing.