QuartzPro64: PINE64 announces a new single-board computer with a powerful chipset and up to 16 GB of RAM
PINE64 has announced the QuartzPro64, a single-board computer (SBC) based on the Rockchip RK3588, an SoC that contains eight CPU cores split equally between the ARM Cortex-A76 and Cortex-A55. Additionally, the RK3588 has an NPU with 6 TOPS of performance and a Mali-G610 MC4 GPU complemented by LPDDR4x RAM.
According to PINE64's most-recent newsletter, the QuartzPro64 will be available with up to 16 GB of RAM and 64 GB of eMMC flash storage; it has not confirmed if it will launch other memory configurations. Supposedly, the QuartzPro64 will launch later this year for at least US$300. However, PINE64 plans to only offer the SBC to developers, at least initially. Moreover, the company will further limit the SBC's circulation by selling the QuartzPro64 through an invite system.
As it stands, PINE64 has not produced any software for the QuartzPro64, explaining the device's developer-only availability. PINE64 adds that the QuartzPro64 will launch with numerous ports, which will fit on a 180 x 180 mm board. The company has provided an overview of the ports that it will include, shown in the graphic below.