Introduce ROCK 5 Model B - ARM Desktop level SBC

I just reserved my rk3588, can you allow access to your kernel source tree for the rk3588?
By the way, i created a PR to SDL in order to have 3D hw accel and would be interesting to know what mali dev is present and if it will be useful for this platform.

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Very excited for this! The specs look really good! Will you be providing Android images for this? Also will you be sending out early samples to developers and reviewers again like you did with the Rock Pi X?

Cool, and I’d placed my $5 for 16GB already :slight_smile:
Hopefully I can play with it much more than my Pi 4 (4GB), which is lacking here and there…
And it also gives me reason(s) to upgrade my desktop SSD :stuck_out_tongue:

When it is out, pls. make sure it would come with a reasonable heatsink, hopefully just like the “armor” fanless one with Pi.

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What about PCIe is it finnaly possible to connect and USE big GPU cards ?


place bought reedem code 16gb!

Is the first batch already sold out?

if not, when is it sold start in pre-order ?

Great news, I can’t wait to get it as soon as they will be available!
It’s great successor for nano-pc t4 board which is best rk3399 IMHO, but with only 4GB RAM :frowning: This one is far better than anything :slight_smile:

I see that m.2 E is only 1x pcie lane, still google dual edge tpu won’t work, but there is 6T NPU.

Why buster and not bullseye?


This is really nice news! Also your comment on cnx-software about manufacturing in the EU would make future products a lot more accessible to me :+1:

I preordered for the 16Gb. A lot of things tick the box for me, more RAM, NPU, 2.5GbE, PoE

I have a Helios64 NAS running on the RK3399 that runs a few docker containers including photoprism. Since it uses tensorflow for family photos, 4Gb on that device is a bit limited. Having an NPU on the Rock 5 would be interesting to offload the tensorflow tasks instead of thrashing the CPU.

Since it also has a 2.5GbE NIC, the Rock 5 model B and the Helios64 would be a great combination.

Would there be a way to add a mini UPS on the Rock 5? That would make a nice ecosystem.

I think there is still no G610 support under bifrost so maybe some samples to Alyssa Rosenzweig & the Mesa crew might be wise as its got a mighty GPU x10 RK3399 perf but no driver :confused:


Big heatsink required.

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Not really. Some test revealed that rk3588 runs quite cool so just a normal size heatsink should be enough.

Eh, would be greater to have additional pcie 2.1 for 10G sfp+ adapter, but oh well

This tiny board is a real monster. Can’t wait to get it.

I ordered a 8mb redeem from allnet china but do realise the RK3588 is supposedly a very complex chip.
Hopefully Radxa will provide thier own build root and support an image but likely this will be a long process as will be GPU support.

Still though for me this has the potential to be the 1st real ‘desktop’ as yeah I know I will get a ton of replies say Pi0 is a great desktop but for me even a Pi4 really is not a good desktop experience.
The GPU in this thing is a monster, it is a monster of a SBC but wouldn’t be surprised if it could take a year or 2 of frustration before a working DTS fully functional driver solution is in the making.

The redeem code is a great budget way for early adopters and presume that gives Radxa some helping revenue to get a 1st revision on the move.

Also I like the format with no crazy m.2 FFC and daughter board mallarky.

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I would say by looking at the x2 diagonal mounting holes round the CPU a reasonable heatsink is already being designed, that are those 3 pin fan headers on the edge of the board so its active and maybe not the biggest heatsink in the world, but bigger than a Pi stick on I expect.

Hello. I’ve been waiting for the 3588 chip for a long time. How to replace the current android boxes with Amlogic S922. I am currently using Ugoos AM6BPlus 4/32 and X88King 4/128. But I want more powerful hardware and a 64-bit Android.
Android will support 2.5K resolution(2560-1440-60/75 hz)?
Will root on Android out of the box. Well, in general, does it make sense to take the hardware right away, or wait six months until beta testers check everything?
Thank you in advance.
p.s. In Android there will be a root without crutches?

Without software and support, hardware is useless. And you want too much from a small Chinese company. That armboard, that android consoles, always, the fine-tuning of the software falls on the shoulders of the community and ordinary users. This is the specifics of this sector of the Chinese economy. And nothing can be changed here, neither on the part of users, nor on the part of Chinese small companies. If you want a different level of service, buy X86 + Win/Linux. They even have a crooked forum. :slight_smile: And do you want Linux and boxes to work as on X86, although there, without crutches.

Very excited about this!
Does the board support dual MIPI-CSI Cameras like two RPI v2 cams? According to the RK3588 datasheet this should be possible but can both FPC conenctors be used for camera inputs? If so, how many lanes of MIPI-CSI are available on each?

This looks awesome!!

Does the USB-C PD port support both display as well as other peripherals?

Hope shops will have an option to order such heatsink and/or cooler with boad.

be quiet! DARK ROCK PRO 4 :slight_smile:



p.s. Русские везде. :smiley:

That is why I said look at the diagonal holes as likely if they have designed the mounting points also they have designed a capable heatsink.
Radxa always seem to have some form of heatsink avail in the shop for there boards and expect they will especially as they have created mount points already.

The rated PSU is >15watt as the 8nm process creates a much faster low power chip than say the 28nm of the rk3399 so not sure as 15watt is relatively low.
Guess it depends if you are going passive or active as active coolers can be a fraction of the size of similar passive rated ones.

The biggest thing is likely to be availability as 8nm is the same process as Nvidia’s latest GPU’s and still has supply problems.