QuartzPro64 is a single board computer with RK3588 CPU and 16GB RAM
Pine64 introduces a new single board computer (SBC) with a Rockchip RK3588 processor, 16 GB of RAM and 64 GB of eMMC storage plus a ground input/output options.
the QuartzPro64 is Pine64’s most powerful SBC to date, but it’s also one of the largest at 180 x 180mm (about 7.1″ x 7.1″) and one of the most expensive – it costs at least $300 to make, so the eventual price could be higher than that. But Pine64 announced plans to subsidize the price and offer the QuartzPro64 to developers for $150 at launch. Interested persons can register their interest in pre-ordering by fill out an application.
While there are more affordable ways to get your hands on an SBC with an RK3588 processor, the QuartzPro64 won’t be the most expensive board with this chip either.
The processor is capable of driving up to four 4K displays or a single 8K display and features:
- 4 ARM Cortex-A76 processor cores at 2.4 GHz
- 4 ARM Cortex-A55 processor cores at 1.8 GHz
- Mali-G610 MC4 graphics card
- Neural processing unit with 6 TOPS performance
Pine64’s QuartzPro board will pair this chip with LPDDR4x memory, eMMC storage and:
- USB-C (with alternate video mode)
- USB0-C (with debug mode)
- 2 USB 2.0 ports
- HDMI input
- 2 HDMI outputs
- PCIe 3.0
- 2 SATA ports
- 2x Gigabit Ethernet
- 2x SMA antenna
- 2x MIPI DPHY
- 2x MPI DPCHY
- fan head
- RTC Battery Holder
- A range of switches including on/off maskrom and system key
- eMMC socket
- SD card slot
- Power supply via DC 12V
Currently, there is no software available for the board, which is why Pine64 targets developers first: to encourage them to create the software that will make the board useful. In order to find out more about pricing and availability, you will need to join Pine64’s Telegram, Matrixand or Discord groups or servers.
But if the board proves popular with developers, we could possibly see a retail version of the QuartzPro64 in the future.
Meanwhile, if you’re looking for something smaller and cheaper, there’s the Quartz64 series of boards with Rockchip RK3566 processors. The Model A version went on sale last summer. It’s available now for $60 and up.
Now Pine64 says the production of the Quartz64 Model B is on the way, and should be available by April with prices starting at $60 for a model with 4GB of LPDDR4 memory or $80 for an 8GB version.
The board features a 2 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A55 processor, Mali-G52-2EE graphics card, LPDDR4 memory, and USB 3.0, USB 2.0, WiFi, Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet, DS and CSI, a microSD card reader, 3.5 mm, a PCIe Gen 2 M.2 connector for an NVMe SSD and a 40-pin GPIO header.
This article was originally published on March 15, 2022 and was updated on April 15, 2022 with additional details on the pre-order process.