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CES 2016 | Rockchip intros RK3229 and RK3399 chips

Rockchip RK3229 SoC used for Android-powered TV BOX
Rockchip RK3229
The two new chips have four and six cores, both offering support for 4K video playback.
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Rockchip has shown a few interesting devices at CES, including a virtual reality headset and the Geekbox mini PC, but they also unveiled two new processors. The new chips are called RK3229 and RK3399, both aimed at devices such as TV boxes or even tablets.

The Rockchip RK3229 has been shown powering a TV box loaded with Android. It features four Cortex-A7 cores and Mali-400 MP2 graphics. It has support only for DDR3 memory, 10/100 Ethernet, HDMI 2.0, as well as 10-bit H.265 2160p video playback.

The more powerful RK3399 is based on the 64-bit ARMv8 architecture and uses two Cortex-A72 cores and four Cortex-A53 ones. It supports DDR3 and DDR4, Gigabit Ethernet, and has Mali-T864 graphics with 4K video support.

The first devices to use these two new chips should appear soon in Chinese online shops, but we might see them used by big names in the industry as well. However, it might take some time until products powered by RK3229 and RK3399 reach Europe or the US via notorious brands. As soon as that happens, we will deliver you the news, so stay tuned.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-01-13 (Update: 2016-01-13)