The HardROCK64 is a RK3399 based SBC

The HardROCK64 is a RK3399 based SBC

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Pine64 has launched a smaller and cheaper “HardRock64” variant of its RK3399-based RockPro64 SBC that removes the PCIe and USB Type-C.

The board features:

  • The RK3399 hexa-core SOC found in the Pinebook Pro and on the ROCKPro64
  • 2xUSB 3.0
  • 2xUSB 2.0
  • WiFi AC and BT 5.0
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Full GPIO pins
  • SPI flash
  • eMMC socket
  • mSD card slot
  • Fan & RTC headers
  • Heatsink mount
  • CSI connector
  • DSI connector
  • IR receiver
  • 5V barrel jack for power
  • Digital video out

The board will run all ROCKPro64 OS images with little or no tweaks (we checked) and probably most Pinebook Pro OS with a ‘simple’ device tree tweak. In other words, if you don’t need all of the ROCKPro64’s functionality – e.g. PCIe or USB-C – then this may just be the board for you.

The board does run hot so a heatsink is pretty much mandatory. A couple of different options will be sold by us to match your needs and expected the SOC load.

The board will ship in 3 LPDDR4 RAM configurations (tentative $ pricing):

  • 1GB ~ $35
  • 2GB ~ $45
  • 4GB ~ $55

Tentative release date: April 2020

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