FriendlyELEC introduces new NanoPi R6C single-board computer for US$89
FriendlyELEC has released the NanoPi R6C, a new single-board computer (SBC) that the company intends people to use as a router. As such, the SBC has Gigabit Ethernet ports, with one capable of 2.5 Gbit/s transfer speeds. Additionally, the NanoPi R6C has a Rockchip RK3588S chipset, up to 8 GB of LPDDR4X RAM clocked at 2,133 MHz and a microSD card reader.
Please note, the NanoPi R6C lacks built-in eMMC flash storage by default. For reference, the Rockchip RK3588S utilises four ARM Cortex-A55 cores running at 1.8 GHz, four Cortex-A76 cores that can reach 2.4 GHz and a Mali-G610 MP4 GPU, as well an NPU capable of delivering 6 TOPS of performance. Incidentally, the Rockchip RK3588S can also be found in the NanoPi R6S, Orange Pi 5, Cool Pi 4 Model B, ROCK 5A and the Pico Pi V2.0.
As the image below shows, the NanoPi R6C has USB Type-A ports, a USB Type-C port for power, an HDMI port and an M.2 2280 slot that delivers PCIe 2.1 x1 speeds. According to FriendlyELEC, the NanoPi R6C supports FriendlyWrt 22.01 and Ubuntu 22.04 operating systems, more details of which you can find in its wiki documentation. Currently, the NanoPi R6C starts at US$85 as a barebones unit with 4 GB of RAM. However, the SBC can be ordered with 8 GB of RAM and 32 GB of eMMC flash storage for US$110; FriendlyELEC sells a metal enclosure for a US$15 surcharge too.